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“The Most Dangerous Game” Written by: Richard Connell. Meet the Protagonist. He looks like a …… Bill? Doug? Jim? Connor?. You’ll have to wait and see!!. Who’s this guy??. Don’t worry! He’s not really in the story!. Help! I can’t see anything!.
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Meet the Protagonist He looks like a …… Bill? Doug? Jim? Connor?
Who’s this guy?? Don’t worry! He’s not really in the story!
Help! I can’t see anything! List 3 adjectives to describe the setting at the beginning of “The Most Dangerous Game.” Yikes, the fog is palpable (so thick..you can touch it)!
Before You Read What is the most dangerous game you have ever played?
Before You Read The vocabulary in this story is challenging in spots, so let’s look at a few words! • Make four columns on a piece of paper. 2. Place the numbers 1-5 on the left margin. Skip 3 spaces between each number.
Vocabulary Directions Label your four columns as follows….. Column 1: Word Column 2: Prediction Based on Context Column 3: Picture (You will draw your own picture here, so leave some space.) Column 4: Definition & Part of Speech
Word #1 = palatial Context: Sandra couldn’t believe it; a picture of her palatial home filled the front page of Better Homes and Gardens (a magazine). ** Based on this sentence, write your prediction in the second column.
Does this help? Now, write the definition in the 4th column. …of, pertaining to, or resembling a palace …adjective
Word #2 = cosmopolite Context: Tori, a true cosmopolite, traveled to thirteen countries last year.
The Definition …..someone who is well traveled and who feels comfortable in all parts of the world ….noun
Word # 3 - solicitous Make a prediction based on the context. My mother’s solicitous manner often attracts people in need.
Yes…. …The monkey looks CONCERNED. …adjective
Word # 4 = ennui Predict the definition based on the context. The endless lecture left me in a complete state of ennui.
Define it! …boredom… …noun…
Word # 5 - repast Make a prediction based on the context. The evening repast lasted for two hours because my grandmother served five courses.
What is the definition of repast?What is the part of speech? A meal or the food provided or eaten at a meal. - Noun
Read the following quote. “Life is for the strong, to be lived by the strong, and, if need be, taken by the strong.” - a character in the story (who shall remain unnamed)
QW#9: “Life is for the Strong” Under the vocabulary words, answer the following questions in one paragraph or more. “Life is for the strong, to be lived by the strong, and, if need be, taken by the strong.” • What does this quote mean? • How does this quote relate to the world in which we live? (like a THEME!!!) • Do you agree with what the quote says?
While You Are Reading You will focus on… • Plot (Exposition, Rising Action/Inciting Incident, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution) • Conflict (self, character, nature, society) • Characterization (we will learn this…) • Figurative Language