The Most Dangerous Game Name and class_______________________________ by Richard Connell AUTHOR’S CRAFT- DIALOUGE AND ATMOSPHERE DIALOGUE OBJECTIVES: 1.______________________ 2. ______________________ 3. ______________________ 4. ______________________ 5. ______________________ 6. ______________________ Read this paragraph, some of the words from the original text have been replaced with words that are less effective, more bland, overused, or boring. For each underlined word or phrase, come up with two possible replacements – choose words or phrases that are more expressive and paint a more vivid picture in the reader’s mind. “It’s rather 1. unknown—“ “What island is it?” Rainsford asked. “The old charts call it ‘Ship-Trap Island,’” Whitney replied. “A 2. descriptive name, isn’t it? Sailors have a 3, strange fear of the place. I don’t know why. Some superstition—“ “Can’t see it,” remarked Rainsford, trying to 4. look through the dank tropical night 5.you could almost touch as it pressed its thick warm blackness in upon the yacht. 7. ______________________ 1. _______________ and _______________ 2. _______________ and _______________ 3. _______________ and _______________ 4. _______________ and _______________ 5. _______________ and _______________ INDIRECT CHARATERIZATION- GENERAL ZAROFF Speech Thoughts Effect on others toward the character. Actions Looks What does the character say? What is revealed through the character’s private thoughts and feelings? What is revealed through the character’s effect on other people? How does the character behave? What does the character look like? IDENTIFY THE VALUE What is the value that General Zaroff portrays? __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ ANNOTATIONS Choose a combination of Annotations to equal 10 pts. Use your own paper and attach to worksheet. ***Stipulation: Combination of annotations must include at least one of each type. (1 pt) Text to Self- Can you relate to the characters in the story? (2 pts) Text to Text- How is this text similar or different from other things you have read? (3 pts) Text to World- How are events in this story similar to things that happen in the real world? PLOT SEQUENCE- RISING ACTION What trials does the protagonist have to overcome? How is the protagonist growing as a character? What is your prediction of the ultimate struggle the protagonist is going to have to face? VOCABULARY IN CONTEXT Choose the best word for each sentence. You may use a dictionary to find the definition and then place it in the correct sentence. a. aristocrat b. cultivated c debacle d. feudal e surmounted A _________________________voice marked by a slight accent that gave it added precision and deliberateness, he said, "It is a very great pleasure and honor to welcome Mr. Sanger Rainsford, the celebrated hunter, to my home." He had high cheekbones, a sharpcut nose, a spare, dark face--the face of a man used to giving orders, the face of an ________________________. There was a medieval magnificence about it; it suggested a baronial hall of ________________________ times with its oaken panels, its high ceiling, its vast refectory tables where twoscore men could sit down to eat. "After the ________________________ in Russia I left the country, for it was imprudent for an officer of the Czar to stay there. The general smiled the quiet smile of one who has faced an obstacle and ________________________ it with success.