English 10: Students began finding their topics for their research essay. (Students can begin looking here ). Students should make sure their topic fits in one of the following categories: Science, Math, Medicine, Technology, Engineering.
Tests must be completed or made-up by Thursday, March 8th to receive credit. SAT Outlines need to be completed by Friday, March 9th.
APE: Students began the Short Story bootcamp unit. Students should read “The Most Dangerous Game”. Students should be able to discuss the following questions:
- Discuss the meanings of the title.
- How important is suspense in the story? How is it developed and sustained? What roles do chance and coincidence play in the story?
- Discuss the characterizations of Rainsford and General Zaroff. Which one is more fully characterized? Are both characters plausible?
- Why does Connell include the “philosophical” discussion between Whitney and Rainsford at the beginning of the story (paragraphs 7-24)? Does it reveal a personal limitation on Rainsford’s part? Does Rainsford undergo any significant changes in the course of the story? Do we come to know him better as the story proceeds?
- Compare the discussion between Whitney and Rainsford and the after-dinner conversation between Rainsford and Zaroff (paragraphs 68-145). In these discussions, is Rainsford more like Whitney or Zaroff? How does he differ from Zaroff? Does the end of the story resolve that difference?
- As you read the story, do you develop any expectations of how it might be resolved? Are these expectations met or overturned?
- As you go through the story a second time, do you find more significance in any of the action or description that you noticed during the first reading?
- Would you describe this story as commercial fiction or literary fiction? Support your answer.