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A Study on Setting

A Study on Setting. October 15 th , 2012. Follow the directions listed below: Notebook out & opened to NOTES section. Write “Short Story Unit” at the top of a piece of paper in your NOTES section. Record the title: The Most Dangerous Game on that sheet.

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A Study on Setting

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  1. A Study on Setting

  2. October 15th, 2012 Follow the directions listed below: • Notebook out & opened to NOTES section. • Write “Short Story Unit” at the top of a piece of paper in your NOTES section. • Record the title: The Most Dangerous Game on that sheet. • Then turn to the page immediately behind your “Short Story Unit” page and head it Settings

  3. Directions:Write one to five words that first come to mind when you see the following images. Try to use adjectives that describe the overall mood you associate with the image.

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  13. What led you to assign the adjectives you did? • You have viewed a variety of settings. The setting is the time and place events (fictitious or real) take place. • So what may have led two (or more) people to see the same image and record a variety, sometimes opposing, adjectives? • We make inferencesbased on two primary factors that vary from person to person. • Context Clues • Life Experiences

  14. Setting can be used to: • Introduce conflict • Resolve conflict • Develop mood • Create suspense • Act as another character

  15. Thursday, October 18, 2012 1st & 4th Periods Books out open to page 48 Charts and Vocabulary Sheets on desk 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th Periods One sheet of paper on desk Head the paper “Most Dangerous Game Accountability Quiz”

  16. Bonus Questions: • What is it that helps us make inferences? • At one point Connell writes of Rainsford, “He lived a year in a minute.” • What literary device is used in the quote? • What purpose does the quote serve? • Offer and explain a suggestion as to why Connell would have chosen an island for the setting for this story.

  17. Bonus Answers: • What is it that helps us make inferences? • Context Clues & Life Experiences • At one point Connell writes of Rainsford, “He lived a year in a minute.” • What literary device is used in the quote? • HYPERBOLE • What purpose does the quote serve? • Develops suspense and intensity. Reveals how SLOW time seemed to pass as if the end of “the game” would never come. • Offer and explain a suggestion as to why Connell would have chosen an island for the setting for this story. • Feeling of being trapped • Hopelessness

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