Lesson: The Most Dangerous Game
Author: Model Lesson: Jessica Steel
Subject Area: Reading/Language Arts
Grade Level: 7 - 9
Dear Students, Have you ever hunted? Have you ever wanted to hunt? We will read the adventure story "The Most Dangerous Game" to explore these questions. Use reading strategies to help you understand.
You will be able to practice making sensible predictions. You will be able to practice visualizing images presented in a text. You will be able to comprehend the pieces of the text more effectively because you have gained an understand of the text's vocabulary.
Let's begin with our first activity: what's in a title?
Directions: This site shows safari hunters in Africa. View the images and see what you learn about hunting.
Directions: This site will show you background information on Richard Connell. Read his biographical information to learn more about the "The Most Dangerous Game" and Richard Connell.
Directions: Some people feel strongly about advocating for animal rights. View this website to see what these people have to say about the mistreatment of animals.
dank unpleasantly damp; humid
palpable obvious; touched; felt
lore store of knowledge about a particular subject
taint to stain or corrupt with something
indolently lazy; sluggish
brier a root used for making pipes
doggedly trailing persistently
extremity greatest or utmost degree
staccato abrupt; cut short
forbidding threatening; unpleasant
floundered to move clumsily
lacerated mangled; torn
palatial grand, like a palace
leering casting a malicious look
bizarre odd; whimsical; grotesque
baronial type of hall of noblemen in lower ranks
refectory dining hall
twoscore 40 men
palates roof of the mouth
amenities something that contributes to physical or material comfort
affable easy to speak to; gracious
appraising to evaluate; judge; estimate
ardent passionate; enthusiastic
imprudent indiscreet; rash
naive lacking experience and understanding
Providence God; divine care
blandly mild, dull
eludes evade or escape from (using cleverness or skill)
tartar an adversary that is difficult to overcome