This "Most Dangerous Game" short story unit is rigorous and relevant and offers the following standards-based activities:
*"Why do Hunters Kill?" pre-reading article (source material) and questions:
-Actual text of the article is not included, although a link to the article is. I did not write the article, so I cannot include the text.
*"The Most Dangerous Game" through the text PowerPoint:
-Focuses on Conflict, Literary Devices, and Making Inferences
-Also includes details regarding setting and historical connections, with pictures
*"The Most Dangerous Game" Reading Guide:
-Intended to accompany the PowerPoint
-12 through-the-text questions that focus on Conflict, Literary Devices, and Making Inferences
*"The Most Dangerous Game" Review Chart:
-3-column chart focuses on Plot, Conflict, and Figurative Language
-Students must find text evidence from the story for each box
*Methods of Characterization PowerPoint:
-Explains the Methods of Characterization, and how an author creates character
-Gives an explanation for each type of characterization, as well as an example from "The Most Dangerous Game"
*Methods of Characterization Chart:
-Chart for students to fill in with text evidence from "The Most Dangerous Game", focusing on the 5 methods of indirect characterization
-2 boxes are provided as models
*"The Most Dangerous Game" Characterization Annotation:
-Characterization color-marking and annotation activity asking students to focus on indirect characterization of Ivan and General Zaroff
-Key (or teaching model) is included
-Rubric for color-marking, annotation, and short-answer questions
*"The Most Dangerous Game" Reading Checks:
-Two 5-question Reading Checks - One covers the 1st half of story, the other covers the whole story
*Review PowerPoint with help for Response to Literature Essay
-Includes reminders about characterization, character traits for Zaroff and Rainsford, a thesis statement template, and 2 sample thesis statements
To accompany the essay, you might also want to check out my Response to Literature Essay Unit
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