Critically acclaimed when it was first published, Tuck Everlasting has become a much-loved, well-studied modern-day classic. This anniversary edition features an in-depth interview conducted by Betsy Hearne in which Natalie Babbitt takes a look at Tuck Everlasting twenty-five years later. This title has Common Core connections.
The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older.
Doomed to - or blessed with - eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing than it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune . . . This title has Common Core connections.
Students analyze Tuck Everlasting using key skills from the Common Core. Close reading of the text is required to answer text-dependent questions. Included are student pages with the text-dependent questions as well as suggested answers.
In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Tuck Everlasting tells the story of a young girl and a family who proves the downside to immortality. Winnie Foster wants to run away from home. One day, she meets a boy named Jesse Tuck drinking from a spring on her family's property. He warns her never to drink the water. His mother and brother take Winnie away with them to explain their story. Winnie learns that the Tuck family drank from the spring on their way to town only to discover that the water is magical and renders the drinker immortal. Meanwhile, a mysterious man is hunting down the Tuck family, in hopes of finding their secret. With their secret soon to be unleashed, the Tuck family must run off, leaving Winnie behind. Winnie is then met with the decision whether she should drink from the spring and become immortal herself. Tuck Everlasting is a story of secrecy and immortality. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.
From the moment young Egan arrives in Instep for the annual fair, he is entranced by the fable surrounding the misty peak of Kneeknock Rise: On stormy nights when the rain drives harsh and cold, an undiscovered creature raises its voice and moans. Nobody knows what it is—nobody has ever dared to try to find out and come back again. Before long, Egan is climbing the Rise to find an answer to the mystery. Kneeknock Rise is a 1971 Newbery Honor Book.
These vocabulary activities for Tuck Everlasting incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate vocabulary with a study of the text. Includes text-dependent questions, definitions, and text-based sentences.
Author: William T. Collins
Release Date: 2005-08-01
Here's a whole manual full of puzzles, games, and worksheets related to the novel! It includes: 1 unit word list & clues, 4 unit fill in the blank worksheets, 4 unit multiple choice worksheets, 4 unit magic squares, 4 unit word searches, 4 unit crosswords, 32 unit bingo cards, 1 vocabulary word list & definitions, 4 vocab fill in the blank worksheets, 4 vocab matching worksheets, 4 vocab magic squares worksheets, 4 vocab word searches, 4 vocab crosswords, 4 vocab juggle letter review worksheets, 1 master set of vocab flash cards, 32 vocab bingo cards, and answer keys to all worksheets & puzzles. Unit words are character names, symbols, places, etc. Vocabulary words are chosen from the book and are the same words used in the LitPlan Teacher Pack. Great for review, reinforcement, substitute teachers, & more!