“The Most Dangerous Game” Short Story Unit

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8th - 10th, Homeschool
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Description

With a story as rich and exciting as Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game,” you want a set of lessons that are just as thorough and engaging. This complete and comprehensive short story unit for "The Most Dangerous Game" is both educational and fun. We have included virtually everything you need to teach this thrilling tale! Nothing just "skims the surface" - all of the activities, discussion questions, assessments, and more are in-depth and focused on evidence-based logic and justification.

All of the activities included in this unit ask students to work closely with the text to extract evidence to support their thoughts and artistic choices. Your students will love this fun and rigorous unit!

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INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE:

  • Blank Copy of “The Most Dangerous Game” 
    • A student copy of the story, great for students to take notes on
  • Complete Annotated Teacher Copy of “The Most Dangerous Game” 
    • Includes vocabulary definitions, examples of figurative language, explanations of events, predictions, and more 
  • Pre-Reading Activity
    • Use this “Five Words” activity for an engaging introduction to the story
  • Point of View Eye Art Activity
    • An artistic activity to help students observe the changes that take place for Rainsford’s character 
    • Comes with teacher directions and student example
  • I Am Poem Activity
    • Help students enter the mind and heart of Rainsford with this creative poetry writing activity
    • Comes with teacher instructions and student example
  • Map and Quote Activity
    • An artistic activity to help students analyze the story’s setting along with significant moments in the story
    • Comes with teacher instructions and student example
  • Figurative Language Scavenger Hunt and Justification Activity
    • A game to guide students through the story’s rich figurative language. Students will identify different types of figurative language in the story (such as irony, personification, simile, metaphor, and imagery) and justify their choices.
  • Discussion Questions
    • 5 thought-provoking questions to help students analyze and reflect on the story
  • Final Essay Question with Rubric
    • An open-ended question for a literary analysis essay
    • Comes with teacher rubric
  • 50-Question Final Unit Test
    • An easy-to-grade test with matching and true/false questions, this will assess students’ understanding of the story and its language. 
    • Comes with teacher answer key
  • Digital Version
    • Do you have remote learners? No problem! This digital version includes student instructions that guide students through the same lessons, right from their home computers. 

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Total Pages
78 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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Standards

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Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

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