Activity Overview

During this short story, students are going to make many predictions, as to what they think is going to happen next. Illustrating these predictions is a great idea for a storyboard. Plan on specific stopping points while reading, and have your students predict what will happen. They will illustrate their prediction in a storyboard cell and use evidence from the text, or prior knowledge, to back up their prediction.

The main focus for this example storyboard is what might happen if the family befriends the mongoose, Rikki-tikki. As the father points out, the animal is wild. He could be tame, or he could be wild and dangerous. Once the family feeds Rikki-tikki and nurse him back to health, then Rikki-tikki could possibly do one of two things: he could protect the family from deadly snakes, or he could attack Teddy.

Template and Class Instructions

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Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-8

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual, Partner, or Group

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/7/1] Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text


(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)

Make a Prediction
Create a storyboard that shows a prediction of what might happen later in the story. Be sure to carefully consider context and character traits.
Advanced Proficient Emerging
Student made a very reasonable prediction based on known context and inferencing.
Student made a prediction, but it lacks strong connection to known context.
Student made a prediction based on nothing in particular.
The student demonstrated high levels of creativity. The student clearly made references​ back to the text using humor, wit, or other artistic means.
The student used some creativity throughout their storyboard. The student included subtle originality that showed understanding.
The student did not use much creativity.
English Conventions
There are no errors in spelling, grammar, or mechanics throughout the storyboard. All writing portions reflect careful proofreading.
There are a few errors in spelling, grammar, and mechanics throughout the storyboard. All writing portions show some proofreading.
There are several errors in spelling, grammar, and mechanics throughout the storyboard. Most writing portions do not reflect proofreading.

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