The Thrill of the Chase

Curricular Connections

English Language Arts, Visual-Spatial Skills, collaboration, social-emotional learning


  • The reproducible handouts for this activity
  • Writing utensils in multiple colors (colored pencils, markers, etc.)
  • Scratch paper

Common Core Standards

This activity directly supports the following ELA-Literacy Common Core Strands:

Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6–8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views.