*Rikki-tikki-tavi* by Rudyard Kipling

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“Rikki-tikki-tavi”
by Rudyard Kipling
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the parts of TIDE on the paragraphs of your
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“Rikki-tikki-tavi”
by Rudyard Kipling
Materials
1. Textbooks open to page 78.
2. Composition books open to a blank page.
“Rikki-tikki-tavi” by Rudyard Kipling
Predict the meaning of the following terms
suspense and foreshadowing.
“Rikki-tikki-tavi” by Rudyard Kipling
Suspense occurs when the author creates emotional
tension within a story. Cliffhangers are common devices
utilized to create suspense.
Example
The snake slithered around the child's shoulder, fangs
drawn.
Foreshadowing occurs when authors provide words or
phrases that hint at future events within the story.
Example
The first thing Mary saw when she pulled back the curtains
was a solitary magpie sitting on the fence. She waited for a
second bird to appear, but no magpie came.
“Rikki-tikki-tavi” by Rudyard Kipling
List an example in your own life in which you exhibited
bravery.
Mentor Sentence
Formerly, I exhibited bravery when ________.
“Rikki-tikki-tavi” by Rudyard Kipling
Why does bravery necessitate suspense?
“Rikki-tikki-tavi” by Rudyard Kipling
Based on the story's title as well as the image provided
on page eighty-two, predict an instance of suspense
that will occur within Rudyard Kipling's “Rikki-tikkitavi.”
Mentor Text
After analyzing the story's title and the image on page
eighty-two, one can predict an instance of suspense will
occur in “Rikki-tikki-tavi” when __________.
“Rikki-tikki-tavi” by Rudyard Kipling
Construct the following t-chart in your notes.
Suspense/
Foreshadowing
Evidence/Prediction
“Rikki-tikki-tavi” by Rudyard Kipling
Based on the information presented thus far in the
story, predict how Kipling's “Rikki-tikki-tavi” will end.
Employ the model below in your response. Also, cite
line numbers as you provide evidence.
Model
Based on the information presented thus far in
Rudyard Kipling's “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,” one can infer the story
will end ________. For example, the author furnishes the
evidence ________.
“Rikki-tikki-tavi” by Rudyard Kipling
Discussion Questions
Respond to each of the following questions in
complete sentences. Additionally, note the author and
story title, restate the question, and cite evidence with
line numbers in order to justify your answer.
1. Why is Rikki-tikki-tavi grateful to Teddy's family?
2. Why does Rikki-tikki-tavi destroy Nagaina's eggs?
3. Distinguish a moment of suspense in the story. Why
does the author craft this suspense?
4. Note an occasion of foreshadowing within the text. Why
does the author list this foreshadowing?
5. Designate a character within the story who exhibits
bravery. Why does this character qualify as
brave?
6. Why does Chuchundra's character effectively stimulate
suspense within the story?
“Rikki-tikki-tavi” by Rudyard Kipling
Discussion Questions
Respond to each of the following questions in
complete sentences. Additionally, note the author and
story title, restate the question, and cite evidence with
line numbers in order to justify your answer.
7. Why does the suspense increase when Rikki follows
Nagaina into her den?
8. Analyze lines 60 and 61. Why do these lines supply
foreshadowing?
9. Evaluate the following quote: “When a snake misses its
stroke, it never says anything or gives any sign of
what
it means to do next” (131-133). Why does this
quote
escalate suspense and foreshadowing
within the
story?
10. Characterize Rikki-tkiki-tavi.
“Rikki-tikki-tavi” by Rudyard Kipling
Quote Analysis
Near the end of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, Aragorn
states, “A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we
forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship. But it is not this
day. An hour of wolves and shattered shields when the age of Men
comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all
that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand! Men of the
West!”
Employing the TIDE method, analyze why or why not Rikki-tikki-tavi
embodies the meaning of this quote.
Example
Regarding Rudyard Kipling's story “Rikki-tikki-tavi,” Rikki
embodies the ideals presented in Tolkien's quote. For example,
Tolkien asserts, “A day may come when the courage of men fails . . .
But it is not this day.” Therefore, Rikki exhibits Tolkien's ideas when
he brawls with Nagaina in her den, which usually results in death for
her foes. Conclusively, by exhibiting staunch courage, Rikki
exemplifies Tolkien's declaration.
“Rikki-tikki-tavi” by Rudyard Kipling
Suspense Analysis
Analyze which conflict exhibits greater suspense. In your response,
incorporate the author and story title, restate the question, and cite
evidence justifying your answer.
Rikki versus Karait
Rikki versus
Nagaina
Rikki versus Nag
Darzee's wife versus
Nagaina
TIDE Example
Within the story “Rikki-tikki-tavi” by Rudyard Kipling, the conflict between ______ and
______ exhibits more suspense that the conflict among ______ and ______. In fact, Kipling
notes ________ (). Additionally, ________ (). Based on this evidence, one may infer ______.
Conclusively, based on this evidence, one can easily infer the ______ conflict contains the
most suspense.
“Rikki-tikki-tavi” Suspense Found Poem
Create a found poem that cites suspense within “Rikkitikki-tavi.” Extract at least ten pieces of evidence from the
story, which will result in ten poetic lines. For each piece of
evidence, cite line numbers.
Example:
a low hiss (88)
Nagaina torn and angry (125)
eyes growing red and hot (129)
a scream from Teddy's mother (165)
the dry scratch of a snake's scales on brickwork (215-216)
the first one to bite (226-227)
killing the people (228-229)
I will kill the big man (236)
still as death (264)
break his back (267)
Based on the above photograph, characterize this mongoose. Incorporate
the following model in your response.
Model
Upon analysis of the photograph, the mongoose exhibits a ______ character
as ________.
“Mongoose” Informational Text
Prediction:
By skimming the text as well as examining its title, predict
the article's main idea.
Model:
After scanning the article “Mongoose” by National
Geographic, one can predict that the article's main idea
will be __________ because __________.
“Mongoose” Informational Text
Respond to each of the following questions in complete
sentences. Additionally, note the author and article title,
restate the question, and cite evidence with paragraph
numbers in order to justify your answer.
1. Infer the article's main idea. Why does the author
supply this main idea?
2. Consider the author's purpose. Why does the author
craft with this purpose?
3. Why are mongooses considered nondiscriminatory
predators?
4. Why can mongooses be defined as creative
predators?
5. Evaluate the decision to introduce mongooses to
Hawaiian environment. Why were mongooses
introduced originally?
Analyze the tone of this image. In your response, incorporate the model
below.
Model:
Upon analysis of the image, the designer presents a ______ tone as
“British Rule in India” Informational Text
Prediction:
Based on the image we previously analyzed, the title of the
text, and the information presented in “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,” predict
the article's main idea.
Model:
After analyzing the article “British Rule in India,” one can
predict the article's main idea will be ________.
“British Rule in India” Informational Text
Respond to each of the following questions in complete
sentences. Additionally, note the author and story title,
restate the question, and cite evidence with paragraph
numbers in order to justify your answer.
1. Note the article's main idea. Why does the author
compose concerning this main idea?
2. Infer the author's purpose. Why does this purpose
prove significant?
3. Why did the British infiltrate India?
4. Why did the British invasion benefit the Indians?
5. Based on the article, why did the Indians revolt?
6. Based on context clues, infer the meaning of “the ever
sacrificing masses” in the last paragraph. Why does
the author employ this terminology?
“British Rule in India” and “Rikki-tikki-tavi” Comparison
Directions: After analyzing both “Rikki-tikki-tavi” as well as “British Rule in
India,” evaluate the similarities and dissimilarities between the cobras and
the British. One you gather evidence, compose a well-structured paragraph
asserting your findings.
Comparisons
Contrasts
Nag and
Nagaina
Contrasts
The British
“British Rule in India” Informational Text
Directions: After analyzing both “Rikki-tikki-tavi” as well as
“British Rule in India,” evaluate the similarities or
dissimilarities between the cobras and the British. One you
gather evidence, compose a well-structured paragraph
asserting your findings. Employ the CEC method in your
paragraph.
TIDE Model
Regarding Rudyard Kipling's short story “Rikki-tikki-tavi” and
the informational text “British Rule in India,” one can infer both the
cobras and the British __________. For instance, the British
________. Likewise, the cobras ________. Clearly, upon analysis
of this evidence, one can definitively assert ________.
Conclusively, within “Rikki-tikki-tavi,” one can infer ______.
“British Rule in India” Found Poem
Directions: Analyze the article, discerning an instance of foreshadowing.
Then, extract phrases that support your assertion, arranging these phrase
into poetic lines. You poem must include at least 10 lines; additionally, cite
the paragraph number from which you extracted each line.
Example:
In the article “British Rule in India,” the author supplies foreshadowing with the
statement, “________.” Understandably, the author supplies this foreshadowing
in order to _________.
British rule (1)
changed the course of history (1)
powers (1)
dissatisfaction and resentment (3)
brutally crushed (3)
Mahatma Gandhi (3)
condemned the British (3)
lives (4)
sacrificed (4)
brutality and horror (4)
ever sacrificing masses (4)
freedom (4)
“Rikki-tikki-tavi” Narrative
Directions: Compose a narrative version of “Rikki-tikki-tavi” where Rikki
fails, and the cobras prevail. For example, you may retell a battle scene,
noting Rikki's loss, or you may craft a tale of garden life with the snakes as
rulers. Within your narrative, reference at least one example of suspense
and one example of foreshadowing that actually occurred in the story.
Example:
Amber leaves rustle across a bristly yard. Crimson birds and emerald frogs
hide their voices. In days past, this garden blossomed like a cherry rose, with
croaks and chirps and the voice of a child laughing under an azure sky.
However, presently, silence reigns.
Though valiant and brave, the great Rikki-tikki-tavi suffered terribly at the
jaws of Nag within the Big Man's bathroom (273). With ivory fangs glistening,
Rikki clamped his jaws at the base of Nag's neck (274). Sorrowfully, as Nag
reared his slippery hood, he slammed Rikki against the tomato-colored jar,
causing the doomed mongoose to lose consciousness. Coffee fur matted and
ripped, Rikki lay defenseless while Nag bit, injecting singing venom into the
lifeless hero.
Unfortunately, as Rikki overheard, Nag's family expanded; the plump,
pearly eggs eventually hatched, and the army of cobras have ruled the
garden since (232).

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