This unit is intended to be used to teach about elements of fiction including symbolism, theme, setting, character and point of view. In this unit, students will use Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit to study the idea of a central theme. As students use this text as a mentor text, they will be involved in their own fiction book clubs, focusing on the idea of theme. The unit was designed using teaching points from Lucy Caulkins' unit "Interpretation Text Sets". Each lesson is designed using the Lucy Caulkins' mini-lesson framework: connect, teaching point, active engagement, link.
Included in the package:
*Accompanying SmartNotebook file (also a converted version to PowerPoint)
*Book club thinkmark using literature circle roles
*3 differentiated compare/contrast book club recording sheets
*2 reading response hand outs based on the novel
*Final novel assessment