Rikki-Tikki Tavi, Elements of Plot, and Plot Diagrams, Oh MY…

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The 7th and 8th graders recently read the story Rikki-Tikki-Tavi  by Rudyard Kipling.  We discussed each character in depth.  The students learned all five elements of a plot, and then they worked in groups to answer some thought provoking questions.  We had a nice discussion in each class.  As an assessment activity, the students worked on their own plot diagrams.

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Did any of the characters in Rikki-Tikki-Tavi show a “random act of kindness”? Can you relate to any of the characters?  If so, why?

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3 Responses to Rikki-Tikki Tavi, Elements of Plot, and Plot Diagrams, Oh MY…

  1. Jake G. says:

    The characters who I think did a random act of kindness were the family, because they took Rikki-Tikki into their house and gave him food, warmth, love and affection. They could have just left him outside to die. In the end, it worked out because if Rikki-Tikki didn’t protect them, 25 more snake eggs would have hatched and possibly killed them. Rikki-Tikki remained loyal and protected the family that did that act of kindness.

  2. Jake G. says:

    Parts of a Plot Diagram
    1. Exposition- characters, setting, and problem introduced.
    2. Rising action- order of events that lead to the climax.
    3. Climax- the most exciting part and turning part of the story. This is where the suspense is the greatest.
    4. Falling Action- Loose ends in the story are tied up.
    5. Resolution- all problems in the story are worked out; the end.

  3. Sarah C says:

    Yes I think that the family showed a Radom Act of Kindness by taking Rikki Tikki in and giving him a home to live under.

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