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Rikki Tikki Tavi: A Fun and Intensive Close Read

Rikki Tikki Tavi is an action-packed tale with a mongoose as the protagonist. Loaded with delightful, complex language, this reading intensive will enrich your learner's experience and develop his/her reading comprehension "muscles."
Teacher Lia, M.S.
38 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 1 learner
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 minutes
per class
3x per week
over 1 week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will develop their reading comprehension "muscles" while enjoying a first rate story. 
Students' work will will address the following Common Core standards:

1) Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text
2) Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
3) Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution
4) Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone
5) . Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

1) Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
    a. Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.
    b. Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the 
        topic or text.
    c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.
2) Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
    a. Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect
     b. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
     c. Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
     d. Use precise language  to inform about or explain the topic.

4) Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on...reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the
meaning of a word or phrase.
b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible).
c. Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or
determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
d. Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in
a dictionary).

If students don't complete their section questions during our session they should complete them on their own before the next class meeting. The amount of time this takes will vary from learner to learner.
Students should come to class meetings with: 1) their own copy of the complete, original story (not abridged or adapted) "Rikki Tikki Tavi," by Rudyard Kipling 2) a set of highlighters of four different colors 3) a couple of sharp pencils with erasers.
I will provide a written informal assessment of each student's work and progress to parents.
2 hours 45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
A father uses a gun to shoot a snake in his house. 
A mongoose battles snakes.


Teacher Lia, M.S.Adventures in Learning
38 total reviews
47 completed classes

About Me

In my classes we focus on high quality literature, reading for meaning, writing, and the natural world. My approach is warm, friendly, and investigative. I see students as fellow adventurers in this fascinating world we share. There's nothing more... 
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