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Beginning Monday, students reviewed plot elements, conflicts, foreshadowing, and flashback in preparation for our short story unit.
The first story in our unit is Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game." Before reading the story, students were asked to consider the following questions:
As students read the story, they are expected to keep their responses to these questions in mind as they will be revisited at the end of the story. We will be focusing on making inferences, understanding the use of flashback and foreshadowing in a story, and the effect of setting on the plot of a story.
Upon finishing the story, the students will create a board game based on the places and obstacles from the story. They will be expected to explain the board pieces using textual evidence to support. Additionally, they will be required to write a page of directions explaining how to play their game.
An in-class final project will conclude our study of "The Most Dangerous Game." We will conduct a trial in Sweeney's Court using textual evidence. Details - COMING SOON!
Homework - 1/28/14
Think about a game you have played or observed that you would never want to face in reality. Imagine that the game has become real. Write a paragraph describing what might happen. Use at least 3 of the following words: contemplate, renders, simulate, utilize.