Use the classic short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This three-day lesson plan includes the full-text 9-page story (public domain), an 8-question student handout (with detailed answer key/class discussion starters), a simile hunt worksheet (also with answer key), and an optional direct/indirect characterization activity.
Please note: The direct/indirect characterization activity is also available as a separate item in my shop. To avoid a duplicate purchase, do not purchase that individual item if you’re also purchasing these short story materials. Also, these “Most Dangerous Game” lesson materials are available at a discounted rate as part of my four-week Short Story Unit Plan. If you want more short story literary analysis materials, be sure to check out the budget-priced unit plan.
This lesson is best for advanced middle school or high school students.
Download includes: 15-page PDF + Google Drive version of student handouts – all uneditable
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