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The Most Dangerous Game. by Richard Connell. Feature Menu. Quickwrite. Vocabulary. Introducing the Story. Literary Focus: Foreshadowing. Reading Skills: Making Predictions Meet the writer. The Most Dangerous Game. by Richard Connell. The Most Dangerous Game. Quickwrite.

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The Most Dangerous Game

by Richard Connell

Feature Menu

Quickwrite

Vocabulary

Introducing the Story

Literary Focus: Foreshadowing

Reading Skills: Making Predictions Meet the writer

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The Most Dangerous Game

by Richard Connell

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The Most Dangerous Game

Quickwrite

Make the Connection

Some of the most exciting narratives pit villain

against hero in a life-or-death struggle. The

tension in such stories often depends as much on the character of the bad guy or gal as on that of the hero. Write a few sentences describing a villain from a novel, story, or movie. Why does the character fascinate you?

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The Most Dangerous Game

Vocabulary

Previewing the Vocabulary

recedingv. used as adj.: becoming more distant.

disarmingadj.: removing or lessening suspicions or fears.

prolongedv. used as adj.: extended. imprudentadj.: unwise.

surmountedv.: overcame.

unruffledadj.: calm; not disturbed.

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The Most Dangerous Game

Vocabulary

Previewing the Vocabulary

invariablyadv.: always; without changing. divertingadj.: entertaining.

impulsen.: sudden desire to do something. protrudingv. used as adj.: sticking out

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The Most Dangerous Game

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Activity

Answer the following questions with yes or no.

1. Does a man with a receding hairline have much hair?

no

2. Would a disarming leader be able to calm an angry

yes

crowd?

3. Would you be displeased if a vacation was prolonged?

no

4. Is it imprudent for bicyclists to wear helmets?

no

5. Would you admire a person who surmounted a

yes

difficulty?

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The Most Dangerous Game

Introducing the Story

There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

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The Most Dangerous Game

Literary Focus: Foreshadowing

Foreshadowing is the use of clues that hint at later events in the story. Foreshadowing

• creates suspense

• makes you curious, even anxious, to know what

happens next—it keeps you turning the pages

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The Most Dangerous Game

Literary Focus: Foreshadowing

• Once you’ve finished reading, you can piece together the clues and enjoy the story all the

more.

• In this suspenseful tale the ominous

foreshadowing will hook you early on.

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The Most Dangerous Game

Reading Skills: Making Predictions

When you read a suspense-filled story, you make predictions about what is going to happen,

often without even realizing it.

A prediction is a type of inference or a guess

based on evidence. Predictions may be based on

• clues the writer plants

• your own experiences in life

• your understanding of how stories work

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The Most Dangerous Game

Reading Skills: Making Predictions

The titles of stories and any illustrations can also provide clues about the story.

• What do you predict

the title of this famous

adventure story might

mean?

• What do the

illustrations hint at?

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The Most Dangerous Game

Introducing the Story

This adventure story is set on Ship-Trap Island, a mysterious island inhabited by General Zaroff.

Zaroff is a cultured but sinister Russian who hunts

the most dangerous game in the world.

Russian takes refuge

on a tropical island.

Why is General Zaroff so far from home?

Click here to find out.

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The Most Dangerous Game

Meet the Writer

Richard Connell was born in

1893 in Duchess County, New

York. At the age of ten, he

began his writing career as a cub reporter for the

newspaper his father edited in

Poughkeepsie, New York.

He went on to write hundreds

of short stories, as well as

novels and screenplays.

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Proofreading Warm-up

Item 1

Luz rose her hand, and answered

conflict is a struggle against an

outside enemy or an inner problem.

Item 2

“The conflict in the story is among the

evil man and the hunter she added.

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Proofreading Warm-up

Item 3

after he falls overboard Rainsford

swims to an island but he don’t know what to expect.

Item 4

Zaroffs pursuit has a galvanizing

affect on rainsford.

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Proofreading Warm-up

Item 1

Luz rose her hand, and answered

conflict is a struggle against an

outside enemy or an inner problem.

Corrected

Luz raised her hand and answered, “Conflict is a struggle against an outside enemy or an inner problem.” (comma after hand deleted)

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Proofreading Warm-up

Item 2

“The conflict in the story is among the evil man and the hunter she added.

Corrected

“The conflict in the story is between the evil man and the hunter,” she added.

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Proofreading Warm-up

Item 3

after he falls overboard Rainsford swims to an island but he don’t know what to expect.

Corrected

After he falls overboard, Rainsford swims to an island, but he doesn’t know what to expect.

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Proofreading Warm-up

Item 4

Zaroffs pursuit has a galvanizing affect on rainsford.

Corrected

Zaroff’s pursuit has a galvanizing effect on Rainsford.