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  • Wheatley High School
  • Houston, TX
  • More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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My 11th grade English students are witty and creative. They are always entertaining me, but it pains me that they find English and reading to be boring. I teach at a low income school and many of my students are "at risk." They will be seniors next year and it worries me that most of them despise reading. College is difficult, but it must seem almost impossible for those who hate to read and write. I feel as though "The Hunger Games" can spark an interest in reading for my students. Many of my students are mature beyond their years. They have to take care of brothers and sisters or even children of their own, much like the novel's protagonist, Katniss. It is unfortunate, but I am sure the idea of going hungry is not at all foreign to some of my students. I am sure that each one of them can identify with Katniss as she fights for her life throughout the novel.

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My 11th grade English students are witty and creative. They are always entertaining me, but it pains me that they find English and reading to be boring. I teach at a low income school and many of my students are "at risk." They will be seniors next year and it worries me that most of them despise reading. College is difficult, but it must seem almost impossible for those who hate to read and write. I feel as though "The Hunger Games" can spark an interest in reading for my students. Many of my students are mature beyond their years. They have to take care of brothers and sisters or even children of their own, much like the novel's protagonist, Katniss. It is unfortunate, but I am sure the idea of going hungry is not at all foreign to some of my students. I am sure that each one of them can identify with Katniss as she fights for her life throughout the novel.

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