Davis English 9

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Practice your topic sentence for "The Most Dangerous Game" here:

What attribute was the main thing that made Rainsford successful in General Zaroff's manhunt and how did it help him "win"?

In a 1 sentence, include the author, the title of the short story and an answer to BOTH the attribute and how it helped Rainsford win.

**** In your answer, write GROUP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 and then your answer.

Example:

Group 1: In "The Little Red Riding Hood" politically correct story by Garner, Little Red Riding Hood uses confidence to verbally challenge the wolf and wood-chopper person and to create a resolution living happily with her grandmother and wolf.

61 Comments:

  • At 12:58 PM , Blogger crawdaddy19 said...

    Group 2 Sam: In the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell Rainsfords best attribute during the hunt is Cleverness.

     
  • At 12:59 PM , Blogger Davis said...

    Group Me: Rainsford Sanger, in "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell uses mental toughness to "win" this savage game which provided him with the ability to outwit General Zaroff and to remain clear-headed in the midst of life or death.

     
  • At 1:00 PM , Blogger Moriah said...

    Group 3: In "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connel, Rainsford uses cleverness against the insane hunter General Zaroff by out-smarting the General through a complex series of events.

     
  • At 1:00 PM , Blogger Davis said...

    Sam, you are missing a comma and an apostrophe...AND the explanation of HOW it makes him successful. Try again!

     
  • At 1:00 PM , Blogger Luke Marshall said...

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  • At 1:00 PM , Blogger TD said...

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  • At 1:01 PM , Blogger Davis said...

    Moriah, you misspelled the author's name...no biggee, but fix it! And...explain the complext series of events.

     
  • At 1:01 PM , Blogger C.P. said...

    Group 4:Cici
    In "The Most Dangerous Game," by Richard Connell i feel like cleverness was the most important attribute because it helped Rainsford find different ways to outwit General Zaroff each night in his so called "game."

     
  • At 1:02 PM , Blogger Kaley said...

    Kaley Smith Group 3
    In " The Most Dangerous Game" written by Richard Connel the skill reinsford needed most and used most was cleverness because he knew how to get his way around a jungle, how to make traps, what sounds were what and how to out smart the gerneral.

     
  • At 1:03 PM , Blogger NS said...

    Group 4: "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Conell was a story about Rainsford fight for his life on general Zaroff's haunted Ship Wreck Island.

     
  • At 1:03 PM , Blogger Katey said...

    Katey, Group 2: In "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell, I think that cleverness helped Rainsford win the hunting game. The most clever thing he did that let him win the game is when he was running from the General and got the the edge of the cliff, he realized that he could jump, and swim back to the generals house becuase first of all it was faster than walking, second of all the General wouldn't jump after him, and third of all the General wasn't expecting him back at home,and thats how he won!

     
  • At 1:03 PM , Blogger dancingbaby23 said...

    Group 4: In "The Most Dangerous Game" written by Richard Connell, I felt that cleverness was the most helpful to Rainsford with General Zaroffs hunt, because it help him out smart General Zaroff throught out the 'Game.'

     
  • At 1:04 PM , Blogger Moriah said...

    KALEY! :D You need comas!

     
  • At 1:04 PM , Blogger crawdaddy19 said...

    Group 2 Sam: In "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell, Rainsford best attribute is cleverness because he used it to set traps and out wit the evil General Zaroff and survive.

     
  • At 1:04 PM , Blogger da-artistBS said...

    Group 1: In Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game, hunter and main character Sanger Rainsford used his cleverness to outsmart both his opponent and the 'game' he finds himself in.

     
  • At 1:04 PM , Blogger Zach said...

    Group 1:
    In "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell, discipline was the most important attribute to Rainsford's survival because all other traits are based on discipline so that you will not loose the ability to think because of your fear.

     
  • At 1:05 PM , Blogger Lexi612 said...

    Group 2: In "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell the attribute that made Rainsford win the game or General Zaroff's "manhunt" was his cleverness because he out smarted the general by surprising him when he shows up at his house.

     
  • At 1:05 PM , Blogger JTJ10 said...

    Group 3 Jon
    The story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell showed the use of the traits of daring, desire, and cleverness from Mr. Sanger Rainsford as he is hunted by General Zaroff.

     
  • At 1:05 PM , Blogger Davis said...

    TD--nice work!

     
  • At 1:05 PM , Blogger TD said...

    Group 1 Tyler Davis
    In Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game" Rainsford uses his cleverness to outsmart the wicked General Zaroff by using a series of complicated traps.

     
  • At 1:05 PM , Blogger nacho.man said...

    Group 3 Ty: In "the Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell Rainsford uses his past hunting experiences to "win" a modified hunting game made by General Zaroff.

     
  • At 1:06 PM , Blogger crawdaddy19 said...

    Katey I think the topic sentence is only one sentence not 2, but good detail.

     
  • At 1:06 PM , Blogger Davis said...

    Luke, you forgot a comma, but explained well how cleverness made him successful.

     
  • At 1:06 PM , Blogger Moriah said...

    Your only suppose to put one attribute!

     
  • At 1:06 PM , Blogger Kaley said...

    Moriah, you need to be more specific on describing why Reinsford used and had cleverness. How did he outsmart the general?

     
  • At 1:07 PM , Blogger callie009 said...

    "The most dangerous game" by Richard Connell explains a barbaric game created by a twisted island ruler who turns man into the hunt.

     
  • At 1:07 PM , Blogger Lexi612 said...

    Sam, I liked the way you described the general guy as evil instead of just his name.

     
  • At 1:07 PM , Blogger baby_chick123 said...

    Caitlin Hanson 9/14/09

    In the story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell, Rainsford uses cleverness to help him win in a battle of life or death by setting up obstacles and traps against the general to try and defeat him on his own game.

     
  • At 1:08 PM , Blogger da-artistBS said...

    To Tyler~I like how specific it is!
    The language use is also really creative, it makes the sentence more complex.

     
  • At 1:08 PM , Blogger Justin said...

    In the most dangerous game the best atrobutte is fitness if you have good fitness you can keep on the move if you dont you be slow and take to many rests and he or the dogs will find and kill you.

    JUSTIN LONGO

     
  • At 1:08 PM , Blogger Davis said...

    CiCi,

    Take out I feel...I believe and make sure to capitalize the "i". Thanks! Then, tell us specifically how it helped him in "different ways."

     
  • At 1:09 PM , Blogger crawdaddy19 said...

    Really good topic sentence Lexi. Good detail.

     
  • At 1:09 PM , Blogger Katey said...

    Lexi- Good job. I didn't really see how you answered how it helps him win though.

     
  • At 1:09 PM , Blogger Moriah said...

    Ty use more description in your answer! :D

     
  • At 1:09 PM , Blogger Lexi612 said...

    Luke, yours is short but it has everything in it which is good.

     
  • At 1:09 PM , Blogger C.P. said...

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  • At 1:10 PM , Blogger ryans2013 said...

    Im in group in 7 and we think that Riensford has has cleverness because he some how killed General Zerauf.

     
  • At 1:10 PM , Blogger TD said...

    Zach, I think you used the word because too much which confuses me on your point.

     
  • At 1:10 PM , Blogger Moriah said...

    Caitlin! Try to shorten your sentence it seems to run on!

     
  • At 1:11 PM , Blogger Kaley said...

    Jon you were only suposed to say why one of them was his trait. Why were those his trait or traits

     
  • At 1:11 PM , Blogger Davis said...

    Kaley, You misspelled the author's name. You did a great job listing specific on how it made him successful! Now, clean it up so it's not so wordy.

     
  • At 1:12 PM , Blogger da-artistBS said...

    TO ZACH
    I like your sentence, however, I think you went a bit to far into detail. Some of the information you have in the topic sentence would be good in a body paragraph. But other than that, you have good ideas that really come out with the sentence.

     
  • At 1:12 PM , Blogger Katey said...

    Sam- nice vocabulary and describing words.

     
  • At 1:12 PM , Blogger Luke Marshall said...

    Group 2: In "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell, Rainsford uses cleverness to trick Zaroff into his traps and wins in the end.

     
  • At 1:12 PM , Blogger TD said...

    Bailey Your word choice and sentence structure was good.

     
  • At 1:12 PM , Blogger ravinous pear said...

    In the book "The most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell his best attribute that he uses is cleverness because he make traps that benifit him.

     
  • At 1:13 PM , Blogger Kaley said...

    Ty, what trait did he use and why do you think that?

     
  • At 1:13 PM , Blogger valgavi23 said...

    Group 5

    There were many attributes in the story that helped Rainsford through his man hunt but the one attribute that helped him the most in my opinion was mental toughness. I think this because you need to have a good attitude and clever ideas to get you through a challenge.You can't have a bad attitude in life and get through a hard challenge that requires mental toughness. Without that attribute I don't think that Rainsford could have made it through his long journey.

     
  • At 1:13 PM , Blogger Veronica said...

    Group 1: In Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game”, Sanger Rainsford, the main character, uses his cleverness to outwit his opponent, General Zaroff, in a hunting game in a strange, remote island where he is the one being hunted, and depending on if he can kill the General first, he may never make it out.

     
  • At 1:13 PM , Blogger Zach said...

    TD, I disagree because he is clever but if he had lost his cool his cleverness would not have done him any good and he would have been killed by general Zarroff. His discipline kept him thinking and able to make vital decisions.

     
  • At 1:13 PM , Blogger crawdaddy19 said...

    Luke maybe some more pacific ways he won.

     
  • At 1:13 PM , Blogger Lexi612 said...

    Katey I liked how you have specific examples with about how he used his cleverness.

     
  • At 1:13 PM , Blogger JTJ10 said...

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  • At 1:14 PM , Blogger Savannah said...

    Group 5

    In the story, The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell, mental toughness is very important. Rainsford had to have a lot of this to keep his nerve, or he wouldn't have been able to create all the traps and diversions to help him make it through the game.

     
  • At 1:15 PM , Blogger JTJ10 said...

    Group 3
    The story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell showed the use of the traits of cleverness from Mr. Sanger Rainsford as he is hunted by General Zaroff.

     
  • At 1:15 PM , Blogger C.P. said...

    group 4:
    katie: "throught out" i think you need some spell check.
    nick: attribute? not summary
    mitch:

     
  • At 1:16 PM , Blogger dancingbaby23 said...

    Group 4:

    Cici- I needs to be capital.

    Nick- I don't think you answered the questions.

     
  • At 4:33 PM , Blogger AllenC./Smalls said...

    In the story "The Most Dangerous" I believe that Rainsford won by using his experiance and knowlage of hunting and staying hidden in the shadows to outwit General Zarroff.

     
  • At 9:41 PM , Blogger Davis said...

    Allen, thanks for logging on later during the day, to get your topic sentence on here. Now, take out "I believe" as I know it's your beliefs since you are writing. Plus, it sounds more persuasive without it. Then, change the spelling of: experience and knowledge. Excellent format and topic sentence once these little things are fixed!

     
  • At 9:44 PM , Blogger Davis said...

    Lexi, Kaley, Katey, Zach, Tyler, Ty, Moriah, da-artist, and crawdaddy =),

    Great job commenting on your group's writing! You made key observations, asked others questions, and even challenged their ideas. Nice work!

     
  • At 5:54 PM , Blogger Buffunicorn said...

    In the story "The Most Dangerous game" by Richard Connell Rainsford used mental toughness to win the game. He had to stay calm and keep it together to stay one step ahead of general Zarroff. Group 6

     

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