Rikki-Tikki Colorful Verbs

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.

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Pros

  • Requires learners to pay particular attention to the author's word choices and practice using some of these more precise verbs in their own writing
Cons

  • Definitions of the vocabulary words are not provided; some pupils may need additional instruction or scaffolding to successfully complete the sentences