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

    2. The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

    3. 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?

    4. Vocabulary

    5. 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.

    6. 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

    7. 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?

    8. The Most Dangerous Game Introducing the Story There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast. Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

    9. 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

    10. 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.

    11. 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

    12. 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?

    13. 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.

    14. Meet the Writer

    15. 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.

    16. 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.

    17. 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.

    18. 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)

    19. 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.

    20. 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.

    21. Proofreading Warm-up Item 4 Zaroffs pursuit has a galvanizing affect on rainsford. Corrected Zaroff’s pursuit has a galvanizing effect on Rainsford.