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We're going to be reading Tuck Everlasting pretty soon. I've never taught it before, so am starting from scratch and looking for any materials you may have or links you could share. Thanks! :-)


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I have a packet for it
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that contains mostly higher level thinking questions and some biblical integration. I used this book with my middle to high level readers, so rather than straight comprehension questions, they needed to put a little thought into these! If you're interested, pm me!

It's a great book and the theme lends itself so well to higher level thinking skills - you have to go beyond the text and explore the significance of it in order to really understand and appreciate it!
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I love, love, love that book...I got some great info from "Glencoe Literature LIbrary" the have online printable study guides...I found it through a google search.

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/literatur...erlasting.html

Alsom to wrap up the reading, I show both versions of the movie (one from early 80's and then the newest one from 2002ish) and the students write a 1-2 page compare/contrast paper. I have always taught this with 5th or 6th grade.
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I'm doing it now
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and a teammate came up with a great extension to what I have done in the past. Today I put out all sorts of art related materials along with a bottle template. The students were challenged to create their own "magic potion" and write about what it would do and what its affects (positive and negative) would be. They loved it!

I have also had the students paint scenes from the story and write descriptive paragraphs.

At the end I have put Mae Tuck on trial for murder and had the students role-play the courtroom and arguments, even having either a lawyer or myself serving as the judge.

I always bring in two kinds of bottled water and serve it to the kids at the start of the novel. They I tell them that if they drank out of one type of water they will be immortal, and the other will lead to a normal life. They have to write their initial feelings, and then discuss it and see if their feelings change.

Fun extras to expand on the novel.
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Thank you so much! These are great leads!


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If i were you I would set aside some time after you have read the book and done other assignments to watch the movie. It is actually pretty good, Its a little form the book (if I remember correctly, its been awhile since I read it.) Anyway think about it...It would be a good way to reward them for their hard work.
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I have a totally 10 activity on my school computer that I just assigned to my G&T 4th graders last week. I'll attach it tomorrow.

Depending on what grade you are reading this with it really should be a guided book. My students read very little on their own because of the content, but it started some excellent conversations!
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Here are some weblinks
Old 04-11-2010, 01:11 PM
 
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that you may want to check out dealing with this novel. I hope you can use them...

http://home.earthlink.net/~eduscapes/units/tuck/

http://www.arthur.k12.il.us/arthurgs/56lang.htm
( This site has Tuck Everlasting ideas as well as ideas for about 7 or 8 other novels as well)
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Totally 10 Attached
Old 04-12-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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This is not specific to Tuck Everlasting, it could be modified for a number of books.

Hope this helps!
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File Type: doc Totally 10 for Tuck.doc (33.0 KB, 32 views)
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