The short story is always a favorite among middle schoolers. For this lesson, you will need a copy of the short story "Rikki-tikki-tavi" by Rudyard Kipling. Free copies can be found on the web. You can read the story aloud or distribute a copy to each student. Once students have read and discussed the story, you'll be ready for independent practice with this presentation.
The preview is one of the last of 9 pages; the lesson includes recall, comprehension, writing, and extensions for learning.