9th Lit: Constructed Response Practice

Key Vocabulary:

Motif – A repeating symbol that points an audience to the narrative’s theme or mood.

With your group members, please complete the following task in the form of a constructed response. Your constructed response should be 5-7 sentences in length and use the following structure:

(C)laim –


(E)vidence & Explanation –




Using this structure, please answer the prompt below:

Choose a motif below and explain how it helps to represent a specific theme from The Most Dangerous Game. What lesson does this important symbol represent? How do you know?

The hunting knife.

The General’s cigarettes.

The chateau.

The hounds.


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