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RL 7.3 Setting and Character with Rikki-tikki-tavi

ELA Grade 7 Common Core Standards

Amie Radabaugh

on 8 September 2016

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Transcript of RL 7.3 Setting and Character with Rikki-tikki-tavi

in which a story occurs can affect everything from the
character's motivations
to the
central conflict
. Therefore,
may have a strong
on a
story's message
. In some cases, the
is so important that the events of the story
could not
take place in
any other time
What parts of the text should you identify before you analyze?

When determining how the setting shapes the character, what questions should you ask yourself?

Talk to your partner and be ready to share.
sections in a text that
the setting and character(s).
a) What is the
b) What is the central
c) How are the character's
shaped by the setting?

2. Use notes and ask, "How would the character
if the setting changed?"

3. Add those answers together, and
how the setting shapes the character.
Learning Target
Today we will determine how the setting of a story shapes the main character, using the short story Rikki-tikki Tavi.
Quick Write continued...

In your quick write, describe how both the
will be affected by the
setting change
. Be descriptive. Someone else may not know your favorite book, movie, or television show.
Use details
from the original version to support your answer.
RL 7.3 Setting and character
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact using "Rikki-tikki-tavi"
How does Rikki respond to his setting?
Look for evidence from the text to support your answer.
What is the setting?

Why is the setting so important to some stories?
Types of setting -
The time and place of the action, including
historical period;
physical location;
season of the year and time of day;
climate and weather;
culture and social systems or traditions.
The setting can create a
, or atmosphere.
What mood does the setting of this image convey?
Rikki-tikki Evidence
from "

"Then Rikki-tikki went out into the garden to see what was to be seen. It was a large garden, only half cultivated, with bushes as big as summerhouses of Marshal Niel roses, lime and orange trees, clumps of bamboos, and thickets of high grass."
What is the setting? What is the central conflict? How are the character's actions shaped by the setting?
Step One
What is the setting of Rikki-tikki-tavi?

What is the central conflict of RTT?

How are RTT's actions shaped by the setting of the story?

Look on pages 28 and 29 in your textbook. Talk to the person next to you and make notes to answer these questions.
Step Two
Knowing that our villain Nag, is a cobra, what would happen to the character if we changed the setting to San Francisco?
Would he remain as a cobra?
What could you replace him with?
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Step Three
What does Rikki-tikki do next?
Does the setting of the orange and lime trees, bamboo, and roses affect what happens next in the story
Why is the setting important to the plot of RTT?
RTT is a mongoose.
Nag and Nagaina are cobras.
These are exotic animals, fighting over eggs.

Independent Practice
Imagine your favorite movie, book, or television show. Tell your partner.

Now, imagine if the setting of that story were to change.

Quick Write
Imagine your favorite book, movie, or television show. Imagine if the setting were changed.

Look over the following list, and
pick a new setting
for your story. You can choose something else if you like.

Desert island
Small town
Frozen tundra
Sahara Desert
A school
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