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Activities for "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell

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This product contains a variety of activities for the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell. The items included in this product are listed in detail below.

***PREREADING PowerPoint***
-What was going on in history in 1924?
-Analyze Title
-Prereading Questions
-Literary Terms with Graphics (plot, foreshadowing, conflict-internal/external)
*3 video clips for conflict: Students will need to identify the type of conflict and explain the conflict in each video clip. (Hyperlinks are included in the PPT.)
-Pictures of a Malay Man-Catcher and Burmese Tiger Pit (To be used while reading the story)

***BIG GAME HUNTING PowerPoint***
-3 slides with pictures of big game hunters & their trophies
-1 slide with Spielberg & a picture of a fake dinosaur (Emphasis placed on responsible internet use!)
-2 Discussion Questions

-Discuss hunting vs. murder.
-3 question handout

-This could be used with a graphic organizer and/or to promote discussion.

-15 point rubric used for a writing assignment about General Zaroff

- Write a paragraph detailing a technique Rainsford used to survive being hunted by Zaroff. Support your answer with specific details from BOTH the story “The Most Dangerous Game” and the article “10 Tips for Wilderness Survival.”
***The article “10 Tips for Wilderness Survival is included as a Word Document. There is also a PowerPoint that contains a hook for the assignment (survival memes), the instructions for the assignment, a slide detailing a breakdown of what should be included in each sentence of the paragraph, and a “wrap up” slide where students analyze memes about “The Most Dangerous Game.”

-3 Vocabulary Lists (10 words with part of speech and definition)

-Vocabulary Test for each word list
• 10 question, matching test for EACH set of vocabulary words liss
• Includes word bank
• 3 definitions, 4 fill-in-the-blank sentences, 3 synonyms
• Answer key included

-Vocabulary Pictures
• PowerPoint that reviews each set of vocabulary words
• Review consists of an image/meme/cartoon that corresponds with each vocabulary word
• I used this as a bell ringer/review right before the test.
• Answer key included

-Bell Ringers/Wrap Ups
• PowerPoint that is a quick review of a set of vocabulary words
-Monday: Identify image/meme/cartoon that corresponds with 3-4 vocabulary words
-Tuesday: Identify 3 vocabulary words that are synonyms of the words listed.
-Wednesday: Write a vocabulary word to finish each of the 3 sentences.
-Thursday: Identify 3 vocabulary words that are antonyms of the words listed.
• Answer key included

***The first and second vocabulary lists have several of the same words. I typically do not teach all 3 lists in the same year. I will either teach 1 & 3 or 2 & 3 depending on where we leave off in the story at the end of the week.

-Handout containing 3 creative activities to be completed after reading the entire story.

-2 Original Tests with Answer Key
1) One test is 22 questions and contains mostly text-based questions.
2) The other test contains mostly objective questions.
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