Cause and Effect in "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"

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Rikki Tikki Tavi - Cause and Effect

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When students read a short story like "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", they should look for why things happen; this is the core of cause and effect. Have students choose two scenes from the story, to illustrate and describe why one thing caused another to happen. For example, Teddy’s mother and father treat Rikki-tikki like a family member, and so Rikki-tikki becomes very protective of the family.


What would be different if a character had chosen to do something differently?


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Create a storyboard that shows cause and effect relationships in "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi". Each cause and effect pair will be shown in the same row.


  1. On the left side of the T-Chart, illustrate events that show cause (why).
  2. On the right side of the T-Chart, illustrate events that are the direct effect of that cause.
  3. Write a description below each cause.
  4. In the description under each effect, show how the cause and effect are related.

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