Use this activity to generate discussion/ideas prior to reading the short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi." Each of the seven statements provided are linked to big concepts throughout the story. Students independently check if they agree/disagree with each statement, and provide a brief explanation of their reasoning. Afterward, pair students up or use small groups for them to discuss the statements and share their reasoning. From there, initiate a whole class discussion for each statement. This is a great before reading strategy! When students have finished reading the story, have them come back to their anticipation guide and complete the "relation to story" piece. This will tie everything together!