Lesson Plan


Resources for teaching the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell.

This resource is part of the Short Stories collection.


  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Literature

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10


Richard Connell Liam O’Flaherty Langston Hughes short stories character plot conflict



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LA.5- Communication Arts

make predictions and connections between new literary works and previous information/experiences and explore questions about the impact of literary elements.

LA.5- Communication Arts

identify and comprehend the main idea and supporting facts and details, and summarize ideas in own words.

LA.5- Communication Arts

summarize stories and identify major literary elements.

LA.5- Communication Arts

compare, contrast, and make connections of literary elements within and between works.

LA.5- Communication Arts

draw inferences and conclusions based on literary works.

LA.5- Communication Arts

respond to literary works on the basis of personal insights and respect the different responses of others.

LA.5- Communication Arts

identify the effect of literary devices (e.g., figurative language, allusion, diction, dialogue, description, imagery).

LA.5- Communication Arts

recognize the impact of literary elements (e.g., plot, theme, character, setting, point of view) and evaluate their effectiveness.

LA.5- Communication Arts

evaluate how vocabulary and language contribute to literary works.

LA.5- Communication Arts

demonstrate an understanding of how language, literary devices, and forms contribute to the impact of literary works.

LA.5- Communication Arts

select a variety of literary works, expressing reasons for personal recommendation, discovery, appreciation, and enjoyment.

LA.5- Communication Arts

apply given criteria to evaluate literary merit and express critical opinions about literary works.

LA.5- Communication Arts

demonstrate the understanding that the purposes of experiencing literary works include personal satisfaction and the development of lifelong literature appreciation.

LA.5- Communication Arts

select, read, listen to, and view a variety of literary works.

LA.5- Communication Arts

respond to traditional and contemporary works representing diverse perspectives, cultures, and issues (e.g., American Indian works).

LA.5- Communication Arts

create and share responses to literary works through the application of technology, speaking, writing, visual, and performing arts (e.g., discuss, write, move, design, compose, sing).

LA.5- Communication Arts

examine and explain how history, culture, ideas, and issues influence literary works.

LA.5- Communication Arts

compare and contrast a variety of perspectives of self, others, and world issues through a selection of literary works.

LA.5- Communication Arts

use literary works to develop an understanding of the many dimensions of human experience (e.g., philosophical, ethical, aesthetic).
Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2008-03-23.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 2
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

The Curriki Review Team (CRT) would like to thank you for submitting this resource to Curriki.org and for helping to build excellent open source curriculum for people all over the world. The CRT would like to encourage you to set your ICT to describe the resources you are providing for "The Most Dangerous Game" and to offer an answer key for the excellent quiz you have created. The content you have provided is accurate, engaging and appropriate for this resource and grade level. The substantive material can be used in many classrooms. The pedagogy reveals thoughtful consideration behind this resource. This selection makes good use of best practices in teaching.

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