Thursday, September 8, 2011

September 13, 2011

Self-Starter for “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi”:
1. Write in your composition book under Notes and Quick Writes.  Respond to this prompt (under writing) : Label "Response to Bullies?" and include today's date.

         If you were facing a bully, would you
§      run the other way?
§      get help from your friends and/or family?
§      face your opponent and fight?
§      try to use logic and reasoning to reach an agreement?
§      use a strategy other than the ones listed above?

Explain what you would probably do and why?  Or, if you have faced a bully in the past, write about what you did. 
Write about a half page or more.  
2. Listen to and follow along with the short story, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, found on page 4-15  of your literature textbook (the green one). Look also at the pictures on pages 2-3. 

Receive a plot diagram, and do your best to fill it out as you listen and read.   (about 40 minutes) There is more than one way to divide up the rising action.

Receive a pre-filled out plot diagram and and compare it to yours.  
3.  Writing -- Select one of the following questions to answer in a paragraph or so and hand in to the top wire basket for your class.  This will be on your own lined paper (NOT from your composition book) or on paper from the teacher if you do not have your own.

Plot and Rikki:  How could you summarize  the story in complete sentences using a plot diagram? (or)
Character and Rikki:  How does Rikki change over the course of the story?  (or)
Character:  Which character in this story would you like to change (having the character act or speak differently) and why?   How would these changes affect the story?  (or)
Recommendation:  To whom would you recommend this story and why? 

If you are absent on this day, you can find the story of Rikki-Tiki-Tavi at

Plot Outline.doc

Spelling retake is available during Cave Time beginning September 15.