ALEX Learning Activity

  

Rikki Tikki Tavi Compare and Contrast

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Amy Lack
System:Jackson County
School:Jackson County Board Of Education
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 2349
Title:
Rikki Tikki Tavi Compare and Contrast
Digital Tool/Resource:
Before, During, and After Activities
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

Students will engage in collaborative discussions as they compare and contrast the short story and film version of “Rikki Tikki Tavi” by completing before, during, and after viewing activities.

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit. 

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 7
7 ) Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film). [RL.7.7]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 7
30 ) Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on Grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. [SL.7.1]

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion. [SL.7.1a]

b. Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed. [SL.7.1b]

c. Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed. [SL.7.1c]

d. Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views. [SL.7.1d]

Learning Objectives:
p>Students will compare and contrast the short story “Rikki Tikki Tavi” by Rudyard Kipling to the 1975 Chuck Jones film version by engaging in collaborative discussions and building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
During/Explore/Explain, After/Explain/Elaborate
Activity:

Give students a digital or print copy of Before, During, and After Activities

Students will visualize how they would make the film version of “Rikki Tikki Tavi” by Rudyard Kipling using the BEFORE questions.

Students will discuss their answers in small groups.

Students will complete compare and contrast DURING chart with at least three answers in each category as the watch the 1975 Chuck Jones animated film version of “Rikki Tikki Tavi.”

Students will discuss in small groups the similarities and differences they found in the two formats.

Students will answer AFTER viewing questions to compare the short story with the film version.

Students will discuss their answers in small groups.

 

Assessment Strategies:

The teacher will use the Collaborative Discussion Checklist to evaluate each group by dropping in and listening as each group discusses their answers.

The teacher will grade the before, during, and after activities for accuracy and completion.

 


Advanced Preparation:

Divide the students into small groups of 3 - 5 students per group.

The teacher will provide copies (print or digital) of the before, during, and after activities.

The teacher will need access to a projector and the Internet.

The teacher will need access to the 1975 Chuck Jones animated film version of “Rikki Tikki Tavi. from Teacher Tube.

Variation Tips (optional):

Change the number of similarities and differences required for students who need accommodations.

Allow students to work with a partner when completing the before, during, and after activities.

Do not count off for spelling and grammar mistakes for students who need accommodations.

This lesson could be extended by having students write a film review.

 

Notes or Recommendations (optional):

Students should have read the short story “Rikki Tikki Tavi” prior to this activity.

  Keywords and Search Tags  
Keywords and Search Tags: after, before, Collaborative Discussion, compare, contrast, during, film, Rikki Tikki Tavi, short story