Click here to download the Works 4.0 for windows template.
Once the template is downloaded, have the students open it. Students are then to read each excerpt and respond to the questions and statements. Once the template is completed, students should either print their responses or save them to their documents folder. Alternately, students could read the excepts on-line and answer the questions by copying and pasting them into a word processing program.
drowned himself in the bath-tubs, put his nose into the ink on a
writing table, and burned it on the end of the big man's cigar,
for he climbed up in the big man's lap to see how writing was
done. At nightfall he ran into Teddy's nursery to watch how
kerosene lamps were lighted, and when Teddy went to bed
Rikki-tikki climbed up too. But he was a restless companion,
because he had to get up and attend to every noise all through the
night, and find out what made it. Teddy's mother and father came
in, the last thing, to look at their boy, and Rikki-tikki was
awake on the pillow. "I don't like that," said Teddy's mother.
"He may bite the child." "He'll do no such thing," said the
father. "Teddy's safer with that little beast than if he had a
bloodhound to watch him. If a snake came into the nursery now--"
One character trait of Rikki-Tikki is that he is curious.
Using the word processing thesaurus, list five synonyms for the word "curious."
What will happen if a snake comes into the nursery now?
Rikki-tikki. "The boy is safe, and it was I--I--I that caught
Nag by the hood last night in the bathroom." Then he began to
jump up and down, all four feet together, his head close to the
floor. "He threw me to and fro, but he could not shake me off.
He was dead before the big man blew him in two. I did it!
Rikki-tikki-tck-tck! Come then, Nagaina. Come and fight with me.
You shall not be a widow long."
Nagaina came nearer and nearer to it, till at last, while
Rikki-tikki was drawing breath, she caught it in her mouth, turned
to the veranda steps, and flew like an arrow down the path, with
Rikki-tikki behind her. When the cobra runs for her life, she
goes like a whip-lash flicked across a horse's neck.
Rikki-tikki knew that he must catch her, or all the trouble
would begin again.
What is meant by, "all the trouble would begin again"?
2. Use attached Literary Terms chart for terms development. This chart can be used on-line or as a reproducible.
3. Have students use "My Own Stories" software to create an original book after reading "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi".
4. Have students cut and paste the story excerpts into a word processing document. Using the thesaurus, have students replace words with synonyms/antonyms. Click here for a double bubble vocabulary web template.
Created at NCCAT on August 23, 2000 by teachers from Lee County Schools
- Vicki Haislip, Kim Collazo, Christi Patterson, Callie Hammond, Beth Strickland
and Chris Cobitz Ph.D. (NC A&T State University)
copyright 2000 Lee County Schools