The Most Dangerous Game is a short story by Richard Connell. It is an adventure story about a man who falls off a ship. The closest island has a bad reputation for bad things happening. The story is about the adventures the lost person has on the island though none of what goes on is scary or even believable. The first activity would be to have the students start a vocabulary box. The students will need either a 3 x 5 box or a 4 x 6 box and the corresponding note cards. They will also need, notebook paper, pens or pencils, corresponding letter cards to put the notecards in alphabetical order, and a small pocket dictionary.
I will have words for them to start with. They will look up the words in the dictionaries. On notebook paper they will write the word, the best meaning, their own explaination of the meaning, and example sentences.
We will then go over as a class what they have down. The students will put the best answers on the notecards and put them in alphabetical order.
This activity would be great to continue throughout reading. The students will continue to put words on notecards that they do not understand completely. It will end up being something that will be different for each of them.
The second activity would be to have the kids predict what will happen. They will read the title and make a prediction of what exactly is going to happen. What is a dangerous game? Then they will look at the pictures. They will be asked what the photos are of. They will also be asked what the pictures predict about what will happen. Then they will be asked what the sub caption means and what that might help the reader predict what is going to happen. Lastly they will be asked to tie it all together. They will be asked what their prediction is based on the title, photos, and sub caption altogether. Bibliography
Connell, Richard. The Most Dangerous Game. Austin: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 207.
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