Rudyard Kipling Teacher Resources
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Students use Rudyard Kipling's story, "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," as a lens to examine Victorian India as a social and geographical context for the story. They explore Kipling's use of plot, characterization, and personification.
Students read an illustrated version of Rudyard Kipling's story, "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," and examine how Rudyard Kipling and visual artists mix observation with imagination to create remarkable works. They follow similar principles to create works of their own.
Create meaningful illustrations to accompany stories in a web-based art and literacy lesson. The class takes a virtual "art safari" with the Museum of Modern Art and then discusses how illustrations contribute to meaning. Individuals write and illustrate a story about an animal that includes examples of fact and personification.
Combine literature and history with the poem "The White Man's Burden" by Rudyard Kipling. Pupils read the poem and answer four questions about the text.
What is the white man's burden anyway? Kids find out about views from our social past as they read Rudyard Kipling's "The White Man's Burden." They read the poem then answer four, two-part critical thinking questions, which have them consider imperialism from the imperialized nation's point of view.
Fourth graders listen to Rudyard Kipling's Just So stories read aloud. After observing an animal, 4th graders create their own "Just So" stories and publish them on Beacon's SiteMaker.
Students use interactive materials to study Rudyard Kipling's life and times. They read an illustrated version of his short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi." Students explore how Kipling effectively uses personification by mixing fact and fiction.
Students investigate the Philippine War. In this propaganda lesson plan, students read the a timeline of events during the Philippine War. Students evaluate Philippine propaganda cartoons from the period.
“Rikki-tikki-tavi” provides an opportunity to model for readers how to use background information to enrich understanding of a story. Class members observe animal behavior, listen to biographical background on Rudyard Kipling, study vocabulary words, and examine pictures of cobras, mongeese, and muskrats. Finally, they read the story. The motto for this lesson is: read and find out.
In this poetry activity, students read Rudyard Kipling poem titled "The White Man's Burden," and then respond to 9 short answer questions about the poem. The text of the poem is not included.
Tenth graders learn how the differences between Indian and British cultural perspectives, as seen in works of art. Students participate in discussion of the differences in how individuals are viewes by others.
Introduce your learners to Rudyard Kipling with this reading and analysis learning exercise on the poem "If." Poetry readers paraphrase the poem to better understand the meaning and answer a variety of questions about the text, the author, and particular words in the poem. Some of the analysis questions are actually display questions and others refer to concepts not previously mentioned in the activity.
Use these questions to test your pupils' comprehension of the short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" by Rudyard Kipling. Assign these ten questions as-is and have your class use computers to respond to the questions and receive instant feedback, or copy the questions over to another document and give each individual a hard copy.
Quiz your class on the last pages of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. Like the creative novel, quiz questions focus on talking animals and their relationships. Multiple-choice answers give readers a little bit of help.
Students explore nature by reading stories in class. In this animal characteristics lesson plan, students read the story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," by Rudyard Kipling and identify the different animals mentioned in the book. Students review the plot, characters, and settings while completing a graphic organizer about the book.
Eleventh graders read and discuss the poem, "If", by Rudyard Kipling. They relate the poem to their own experiences, tell how it makes them feel and what it makes them want to be.
Study and practice the vocabulary in Rudyard Kipling's famous story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi." Pupils underline verbs in a passage from the story, taking special note of vivid or precise verbs. They then write original sentences for five vocabulary words from the text. A relatively quick exercise, this resource would work well as a homework assignment or warm-up activity.
In this Kipling worksheet, students will read a short bio about Rudyard Kipling and an excerpt from his book Just So Stories . Then students will write their own "Just So Story" about how something came to be.
The uglier side of European colonization of Africa is detailed in these slides, which include pictures and information about the Belgian Congo, the Dutch South Africa, and Britain's ongoing tensions with the Boers. Students will be enlightened about the true meaning and implications of "The White Man's Burden" after seeing this presentation.
The fantastical novel Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling has many stories within it, most of which are included in this multiple-choice quiz. Have fun reviewing this unique story!