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October 22, 2006
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Materials:
Literature text – pg. 406-411

Overhead:
Dog and cat pictures

Warm Up:
Place the overhead on the overhead projector and have the students respond to:
Jot down your first reaction to the animals. Write some descriptive phrases, adjectives, or idioms that describe the often animosity (bitterness, ill feeling) between these animals. Share some of these responses aloud with the class.

Activity 1:
Have students share their responses with their classmates at their table. Have 2 or 3 volunteers share their response with the entire class.

Activity 2:
Explore the associations we make between animal behaviors (aggression, stealth, curiosity) and human ones. Lead students to “Rikki-tikki-tavi” by telling them that they will read about animal enemies who engage in a “great war” that is made to seem as important as a human conflict.

Activity 3:
Read pg. 406-407 aloud to the students discussing mongooses, parts of a plot, conflict, and predicting along the way of the oral reading. Discuss and give examples of the vocabulary introduced on pg. 407. Have students read the exact sentence in the story where the vocabulary word appears and review the meaning.

Activity 4:
Following the step-by-step guide the teacher presents, students will read silently and discuss the story through the introduction of the character Nag on page. 411.

Homework:
Reading-Read a challenging chapter book for 30 minutes and complete an entry on your reading log answering 5W's.
Night Write-Take a writing vacation.

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