This is a challenging matching-style reading assessment for Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game,” a story of action and adventure. Expect to find twenty-five questions divided into five groups. Students may work on this assessment with the story in front of them. The format of the assessment allows a teacher who needs to modify to do so with ease: The teacher may have students work on only a few of the matching tables or eliminate the extra item in Column B so that it is a one-to-one match. An answer key is included. Hint: When all students are finished with the quiz, give out markers, display the answer key, and ask them to grade their own papers. With the amount of writing that English teachers have to grade, it seems silly to waste time grading an objective assessment like this.
On the last page of the assessment, the matching will assess a student’s ability to define vocabulary words in context. If you would prefer to cover the words in advance of the assessment, then you could do that easily during a read aloud of the story or during a reading review (see my close-reading slides for a review option—just add these vocabulary words to the slides). Also, the last page could be eliminated or counted as extra credit. This type of matching assessment affords options.
Carolann Reznick~Literacy Rigor
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