9/20 English 1 & 9RCP Agenda

Today we watched the rest of “The Most Dangerous Game,” and then shared compare/contrast notes.

After we did so, we immediately jumped into defining and understanding plot points.  The “plot mountain” included the terms: exposition, inciting action, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, and denouement.


9/19 English 1 & English 9RCP

Today we talked about what words we use when comparing an contrasting.

Next, using a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the movie and short story “The Most Dangerous Game,” we filled out the differences and similarities while watching the first 30 minutes.

9/18 English 1 Agenda

Sneeze: What is your favorite song?  Why is it special to you?  How do you personally relate to it?

Finish “The Most Dangerous Game” as a class

Isn’t it ironic?  Search for the three types of irony.  Can you find three examples of each type of irony in “The Most Dangerous Game?”

9/15 English 1


September 11th is a Day of Remembrance.  As we honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, make a list of everything in your life that you are thankful for.

Well….that quiz was unpleasant…

So, let’s start from the top.  As a class.  We don’t just give up when we’re wrong!  We try again!

9/14 English 1 Agenda

What kind of irony do you see, and why?  Answer in complete sentences.

  1. In Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Macbeth appears to be loyal to Duncan, but he is actually plotting his murder. Duncan doesn’t know Macbeth’s plans, but the audience knows what is going to happen.
  2. The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin tells the tale of a wife who learned her husband was dead. She felt a sense of freedom, thinking about her new life out from under his thumb. Suddenly, the husband returns (he never was dead) and she dies of shock.
  3. A snobbish woman – who perceives moonstone to be a poor man’s gemstone – is given a pair of moonstone earrings by her fiancé. When she opens the box, she says, “Thank you, honey. I just love moonstones. They’re so – simple.”

The rest of the day was spent on a Pop Quiz for “The Most Dangerous Game,” reviewing the irony worksheet as a class, and beginning to find examples of each type of irony in the short story.

Homework: Make a table outlining the three types of irony.  Find three examples of each type of irony in the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game.”

9/13 English 1 Agenda


In a Venn diagram, compare General Zaroff and Rainsford.  What qualities, experiences, hobbies, etc do they share, and what are their differences?

While reading search for Irony.  When done, find three examples of irony, for each type of irony, in “The Most Dangerous Game.”  Continue working on this tomorrow.

9/12 English 1 & English 9RCP

No sneeze today, but you ABSOLUTELY need to have your journals out to take Cornell notes in!

What did you just ask me to do Ms. Navarro? What are Cornell notes and how do I use them?

Use your new found Cornell skills to take notes on the following:

  • Situational Irony Video: This YouTube video provides examples of situational irony and explains why coincidence is not irony.
  • Verbal Irony Video: This YouTube video provides examples of verbal irony and discusses the differences among verbal irony, sarcasm, and compliments.
  • Dramatic Irony Video: This YouTube video provides examples of dramatic irony and discusses dramatic irony as a storytelling device.

Complete Irony worksheet for credit, due at the end of class.  If you missed class, see me for the worksheet.


9/8 English 1 Agenda



When you first meet Rainsford in The Most Dangerous Game, what is your impression of him.  (What do you think of him).  You may use your books to look back at the text.

Character Chart in groups, then as a class

Read “The Most Dangerous Game” in small groups

9/7 English 1 Agenda


What constitutes a valuable life? Why? Where do you get your beliefs about this from? (If you don’t believe that all lives are valuable, give examples of types of lives that are not valuable and explain why they’re not. If you believe that all lives are valuable, explain why even serial murderers’ lives and terrorists’ lives are valuable.)

Begin reading “The Most Dangerous Game” as a class.

Define more vocabulary as we go.

We stopped reading on page 45, right after the paragraph that says, “my clothes will fit you I think.”