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Literary Analysis of "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" and Narrative Writing Activity

Resource ID#: 28855

Primary Type: Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will be able to analyze how Rudyard Kipling uses theme and short story elements to create the classic story, "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi." Students will engage in various pre-reading activities to scaffold background knowledge, vocabulary, and ability to identify theme. Working in cooperative groups will allow students to discuss and evaluate their learning in a non-threatening environment. At the conclusion of the lesson, students will write an original narrative using what they learned in this lesson to create their own story.
Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 7
Intended Audience: Educators
Instructional Time: 5 Hour(s)
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: Rikki-Tikki Tavi, reading comprehension, text analysis, narrative writing, main idea, theme, mongoose, cobra
Instructional Component Type(s): Lesson Plan Worksheet Assessment Formative Assessment
Instructional Design Framework(s): Direct Instruction, Writing to Learn, Cooperative Learning