The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell Bell Ringer 1. What is game as it relates to hunting give TWO possible answers and describe what would make each the most dangerous. [Game = sport; Game = prey]
2. What are your views on hunting? Does it matter if its for sport or survival? CLASS POLL Bell Ringer: Freshman Reflection Turn in The Interlopers worksheet due today Grab a highlighter (to be used later) 1. Since we read The Rules of High School, what (so
far) has been true? What observations do you have about high school? Is it what you thought it would be? What are your likes? Dislikes? 2. Respond with at least 100 words. REFLECT. *This will be HANDED IN rather than placed in your notebook. 4A Results Class average on a typical year: 85%
4A class average today: 65% Essays turned in: 15 out of 34 students. 56% of the class (more than half) DID NOT turn it in. 20 out of 34 turned in The Gift of the Magi worksheet. Thats 41% who did not. Currently, 14 students are not passing English (41% of the class).
3B Results Class average on a typical year: 85% 3B class average today: 74% Essays turned in: 19 out of 29 students. 34% of the class DID NOT turn it in. 16 out of 34 turned in The Gift of the Magi worksheet. Thats 53% who did not. Currently, 8 students are not passing English
4B Results Class average on a typical year: 85% 4B class average today: 75% Essays turned in: 15 out of 26 students. 42% of the class (almost half) DID NOT turn it in. Grades for those students have dropped anywhere between 15-25% based on this one assignment.
Currently, 6 students are not passing English Senior Talk (below reflection) What point was made that stuck out the most to you? Why? How will you revise your current plan for success? What new things will you add to become more successful?
Make a plan of at least 5 items. These are REACHABLE goals (attend Griz every day... Become a member of student council etc.) Write a promise statement. These promises will be emailed to your parents make it academic and reachable (not I will clean my room). Once you receive your grade
On the back of the grading sheet, answer the following prompts: Are you happy with your grade? Why/why not? How does your grade reflect the work you have put in so far? What surprises you about your grade? Highlight the grades you want to fix, and write HOW you will fix it and WHEN right next to it.
If needed, grab items from the folders to complete the assignment. IF YOU HAVE AN A OR B: What are some personal goals you want to make for yourself for the remainder of the year, based on school so far? These can be academic, personal, social any goals that you feel will help your high school experience. Incentive
By October 16th, whichever class brings up the class average THE MOST percentage points will win a donut party. Read The Most Dangerous Game Begin reading on page 16 to the line He advanced to Rainsford and held out his hand.
PLOT SEQUENCE Independent Work Time TASKS 1. Complete the Annotations 2. Characterization
Vocabulary is very important to narrative writing because it is the catalyst for creating atmosphere, conflict, characterization, etc. http://www.slideshare.net/JessLeMere/ context-clues-powerpoint EXTRA INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION STARTERS
DO NOW: Answer the following questions in your notebooks (project on overhead). In addition to realism, the author has created a specific atmosphere. What mood do you think the author is trying to create in the opening of this story? Do Rainsford and Whitney know each other? Are they friends? Peers? What do we know about them and their relationship from their initial conversation?
Discuss use of dashes at end of lines as method of creating more realistic sounding speech in which speakers cut each other off, interrupt, answer quickly. Does it work? Write a dialogue for these two characters (share a sheet with someone).
DIALOGUE To be effective in fiction, dialogue must serve more than one purpose. Characterization, plot advancement, revelation of emotional states, advancing imagery, providing movement to story, marking a timeline and introducing conflicts to
be solved are just a few objectives. Atmosphere Listen to the following clips of music. In the spaces provided on your worksheet write down the feelings you have when you hear the different types of music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=VjPAWbk5jKc Reflection- Think/Pair/Share THINK- Write down your personal reflection. How can music be so persuasive in dictating your feelings? PAIR- With your neighbor share your answers.
SHARE- A few pairs will be called upon to share answers. Atmosphere In literature, atmosphere refers to the feeling, emotion, or mood a writer conveys to a reader through the description of setting and objects.
Read the paragraph Fill in better descriptive words to create a better Atmosphere/Mood in the story. GROUPS YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN ASSIGNED GROUPS. WHEN YOU GET INTO YOUR GROUPS YOU ARE GOING TO READ THROUGH THE ARTICLE
TOGETHER. THEN YOU ARE GOING TO READ THROUGH THE DIALOUGE CARDS AND DECIDED AS A GROUP DOES IT DESCRIBE A CONFLICT/CRISIS AND IS AT GOOD OR BAD DIALOGUE? GROUP TASKS A AND B WILL READ THE DIALOGUE TO THE CLASS
( IN ORDER) C WILL REFLECT ON IF IT IS A CONFLICT/CRISIS DESCRIBED? D WILL REFLECT ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE DIALOUGE? GOOD OR BAD Discuss use of dashes at end of lines as method of creating more realistic sounding speech in which speakers cut each other off, interrupt, answer quickly.
Does it work? READ!!!! PAGES ______ END AT THE LINE "But where do you get them?" INDEPENDANTLY WORK
TASKS 1. ANNOATIONS 2. CHARACTERIZATION 3. VALUE IDENIFICATION Closure-Question Strips On the question strip write a question you have about one of the following :
1. The Story 2. Dialogue 3. Atmosphere 4. Context Clues 5. Conflict BELL RINGER-WHAT DO ALL THESE PICTURES HAVE IN COMMON?
EPHIPHANY Writers often use epiphany, a moment of stark realization in which something is seen in a new light, to advance plot and character development. EXAMPLES http://blogs.disney.com/oh-my-disney/2014/0
4/21/the-most-important-disney-epiphanies / CAN YOU THINK OF ONE? EPHIPHANY USES
TO FURTHER THE PLOT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT TO REVEAL A MOMENT OF TRANSCENDENCE ADD MYSTERY READ
FINISH THE STORY INDEPENDENT WORK TASKS 1. ANNOTATE 2. FINISH THE PLOT SEQUENCE 3. CHARACTERIZATION
CLOSURE- TRAFFIC LIGHT ON A POST-IT, WRITE DOWN YOUR NAME. WHEN YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR TODAY PUT YOUR NAME ON THE CORRESPONDING COLOR TO YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME. RED IS SAYING YOU DONT UNDERSTAND- YELLOW IS SAYING YOU HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS AND GREEN IS
SAYING YOU HAVE NO QUESTIONS. Bell Ringer HAND IN YOUR TWO WORKSHEETS FOR THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME IN THIS ORDER: Worksheet 1 on top Worksheet 2 in the middle Annotation page on bottom
Review the story with short video http://viewpure.com/mFLgbi9F9Gk http://viewpure.com/yVSnutTy3RI ABCD CARD Quiz Classes Competition Everyone has to participate
Question 1 General Zaroff first comes to his island after A. swimming to it when his ship sank B. being stranded on it by his crew C. buying it in order to build his chateau there D. Inheriting it from his father
Question 2 Rainsford comes to the island because he A. Swims to it after accidentally falling overboard B. Wishes to write an article about Zaroff C. Wants to prove that Zaroff cant successfully hunt him D. Wants to bring the evil Zaroff to justice
Question 3 What is Zaroffs main reason for preferring to hunt human beings rather than animals? A. There is no other big game on his island B. He doesnt like to kill innocent creatures C. He hates humanity and wants to take revenge against it D. Hunting men is more of a challenge than
hunting beasts. Question 4 Zaroff especially welcomes Rainsford because the general A. Is glad to meet another expert hunter B. Wants news about the outside world C. Has no other humans to hunt
D. Wishes to share his secret with the world Question 5 Rainsford first realizes he is going to be the prey when A. He sees the blood and an empty cartridge in the bush B. Zaroff claims to hunt game that is more dangerous
than the Cape Buffalo C. Zaroff claims to have invented a new kind of game to hunt D. Zaroff tells him to join the hunt or become Ivans sport Question 6 The best evidence that Zaroff is aware of his
own viciousness and cruelty is that he A. Makes fun of Rainsford for being afraid B. Explains how he obtains the men he hunts C. Says that all Cossacks are savage and that he, Zaroff, is a Cossack D. Claims that it is not murder to kill sailors because they are Scum
Question 7 Which of the following statemesnts best describes how Zaroff justifies his hunting of human beings? A. Animal life is more precious than human life. B. Only the strong deserve to survive C. Individual freedom is more important than laws D. Human beings are not morally responsible for
one another. Question 8 Who is dead by the end of the story? A. Rainsford B. Rainsford and Zaroff C. Rainsford, Ivan, and two of the captive sailors D. Zaroff, Ivan, and one of Zaroffs best hunting
dogs Question 9 Rainsford finally gets the better Zaroff when Rainsford A. Swims to Zaroffs chateau and surprises him B. Kills Ivan, leaving Zaroff defenseless C. Catches Zaroff in a tiger trap made form a bent
sapling D. Signals to a passing boat that helps him escape Question 10 The main conflict in The Most Dangerous Game is between A. Two different opinions of what the most dangerous animal is
B. A human being and human evil C. A person and the doubts and fears within himself D. A human being and the forces of nature Answers What are the three most pivotal events for
Rainsford in The Most Dangerous Game? Discuss with your table for 5 minutes. Review Jane Schaffer Paragraph Structure
TS CD CM CM CS
DRAFT Each group will be writing a draft of an 11 sentence paragraph answering the question: What are the three most pivotal events for Rainsford in The Most Dangerous Game? Each person will be assigned 1 event to create a CD/CM/CM. THIS MUST BE A QUOTE SANDWICH. Find a quote that demonstrates the event, and then explain how it was PIVOTAL
to the character. While you are writing flip the red, yellow, and green cards to signify where you are in the process of writing. Red = we are all finding quotes and drafting our separate CD/CM/CMs Yellow = we are reading / reviewing our CD/CM/CMs with each other Green = we are writing the paragraph together, adding transitions so it can flow.
Peer-Evaluation Check to make sure each quote has a CONTEXT LEAD-IN (top bun) Check to make sure each quote is CITED CORRECTLY -> Quote here (last name, pg #). (middle) Check to make sure there are AT LEAST 2
sentences analyzing WHY that is a pivotal moment (bottom bun) Check that the sentences flow together well edit/revise as needed together. Closure- 3-2-1 On a 3/5 card: Write 3 things you still need practice from all
the lessons from The Most Dangerous Game. Write 2 things you think will be on the test Write 1 thing you enjoyed reading and learning through The Most Dangerous Game.
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