The Most Dangerous Game Close Reading Assignment: This close reading assignment for "The Most Dangerous Game" is aligned with the common core state standards (reading literature and writing) and requires students to go back to selected passages from the text to read and closely analyze literary elements: conflict, suspense, and theme.
With an emphasis placed on close reading, students will gain a better understanding of Richard Connell's short story, as well as increase their understanding of conflict, suspense, and theme. Students will then be able to write a one-paragraph literary response that includes quotations and analysis.
This assignment includes:
- Suggested lesson plan
- 7 guided pages of close reading passages with space for student notes and quotes
- 3 differentiated writing tasks (1 paragraph each)
- An annotation guide
- 2 rubrics for grading
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