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“Rikki-tikki-tavi” By: Rudyard Kipling LITERATURE BOOK PAGES 593- 609 WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE!! Rikki-tikki-tavi Cartoon KEY TERMS/IDEAS WHAT’S A MONGOOSE?

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1 “Rikki-tikki-tavi” By: Rudyard Kipling LITERATURE BOOK PAGES WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE!! Rikki-tikki-tavi Cartoon KEY TERMS/IDEAS WHAT’S A MONGOOSE? VOCABULARY EXTRA CREDIT BACKGROUND INFO P OST - READING ACTIVITIES PRE-READING ACTIVITIES

2  bungalow-noun- a one-story house with low, sweeping lines.  revive- verb- come back to life or consciousness  Segowlee cantonment- area in Segolwee, India where British soldiers were stationed  cultivate- adjective- tamed; developed  cower- verb- to crouch or draw back in fear  The great God Brahm (or Brahma)- the Hindu god of creation Home Page

3  providence- noun- God’s care and help  sluice- a canal with a gate that controls the flow of water  purchase-noun- a firm hold  singe- verb- burn a little  fancy-verb- to picture oneself; imagine  valiant-adjective- showing courage, brave  consolation- noun- comfort Home Page

4 Definition: The Mongoose (Herpestidae) is from a family of 33 species of small carnivorans (a "carnivore" or meat eating mammal) from southern Europe, Asia and Africa known as a predator of poisonous snakes. Description: The mongoose has a long sleek body, long faces, short legs, tapering tails and short fur with a gray or brown streak or pattern in gray or brown. The mongoose has a similar appearance to the weasel or a meerkat. The meerkat is the mongoose family. Mongooses tend to stand on their hind legs to survey their surroundings Some types of mongoose are nocturnal while others emerge during daylight hours. The mongoose is very fast enabling them to move so quickly that they can avoid strikes from a snake. Often live in burrows. Mongooses have non-retractile claws meaning that they cannot draw back their own claws Mongoose stats and facts: Weight: 340 gm to 5 kg (12 oz to 11 lb)Length: 7 to 25 inches (18 to 64 cm)Mongoose long, tapering bushy tail: 6 to 21 inches (15 to 53 cm)Habitat: plains and forestsLifespan: 20 yearsSpeed: Up to 37 mph (60 km/hr)Diet: Mongoose are carnivores eating mainly insects, beetles, worms, snails, lizards, snakes and frogs Return

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8 POST-READING CHECK TEST 1.Who and what is the main character? 1.Rikki-tikki-tavi, a mongoose 2.Who is Teddy? 1.He is the young boy who rescues Rikki and whom Rikki protects. 3.Who are Nag and Nagaina? 1.They are the cobras who want control of the garden. They are Rikki- tikki-tavi’s enemies. 4.How does Rikki protect the family? 1.by killing snakes 5.How does Rikki save Teddy? 1.He distracts Nagaina so that Teddy’s father is able to pull him to safety CHECK TEST 1.Who and what is the main character? 1.Rikki-tikki-tavi, a mongoose 2.Who is Teddy? 1.He is the young boy who rescues Rikki and whom Rikki protects. 3.Who are Nag and Nagaina? 1.They are the cobras who want control of the garden. They are Rikki- tikki-tavi’s enemies. 4.How does Rikki protect the family? 1.by killing snakes 5.How does Rikki save Teddy? 1.He distracts Nagaina so that Teddy’s father is able to pull him to safety Home Page

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