Friday, September 28, 2012

The Most Dangerous Game

This week in my English I class we read "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell. This is one of my favorite stories to teach because the kids get so into it. We are located in a rural community and many of my students love to hunt! Even my most reluctant readers come to attention as we start talking about "Game" as prey and a sport. I have redone my unit plan and put some of the resources I have collected over the past few years together to make a unit that is more organized and teacher friendly. I hope some of you out there can use it. It includes my day by day plans and worksheets and activities to go with it.

I also bought the original movie at amazon ($8.93 for Prime Members) and they have taken the 1932 classic and color enhanced it. (In my opinion this is the best version) I still need to make my compare and contrast assignment and will post it here when I finish it. I also have my Promethean board presentation that will be posted here on Monday (accidentally left it at school). It is just a student version of my lessons to project.

Since I am doing interactive notebooks for the first time this year, I have also put in the left side and right side activities in my plans. This has been really helpful. I teach three different grades and it can become quite confusing for me to try to remember what goes where sometimes. I keep a model notebook for each class and I have found it difficult to keep all three notebooks up to date, and do all of the other things that come with the job. Hopefully next year will be easier.

Anyway, I hope some of you can put this unit to use.  To get a copy of the free unit click on the link below.

The Most Dangerous Game Unit Plan

Vocabulary quiz

MDG Flipchart


9 comments:

  1. One of your most popular posts and not a single "thank you"? Well, THANK YOU! :-) I'm forever looking for different approaches to teaching this story - thanks for sharing so willingly!

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  2. This is also one of my favorite stories to teach. THank you so much for sharing.

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  3. This is an AWESOME resource! I just landed a new position teaching English 9 at well-known high school in one of the top districts in California! To say that my anxiety level is through the roof would be an understatement! This is the first story we are teaching in Unit 1 and this is like gold to me at this point :)

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  4. Thanks, this is wonderful!

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  5. Thanks very much! This is exactly what I was looking for!

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  6. This is great. Thanks for sharing with everyone!

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  7. This is great. Thanks for sharing with everyone!

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  8. I love the map idea!! Thanks so much.

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