Look at both of the following paintings:
The Most Dangerous Game by Anonymous
Sirens Cove found on deviantART (yet no artist attributed)
Students list five very specific details they see in each painting, and then share their lists with a partner. Any details that they have in common are marked with a checkmark (so that less obvious details stand out to them for later).
Students put three things they think about the painting represents some aspect of “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell.
Students put three things they wonder about the painting represents some aspect of the short story.
Students each get one Post-It Note. One color for each: See, Think, or Wonder. Students then share Post-It Notes.
Students will write a three chunk paragraph about how the paintings are a representation of some aspect of the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell. Along with mentioning details from both paintings in their paragraphs, they must also cite correlating text from the short story as support for their claim.
The idea was to get the students to make a connection between the Sirens episode in The Odyssey and how General Zaroff lures ships–and subsequently sailors– to his island so that he might kill them.