Has your district adopted the model Race to the Top unit for Tuck Everlasting, published by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education? Their model unit based on the Race to the Top Learning Standards is available for free online, however I found myself creating student friendly materials to support my instruction.
1. Main Character's Feelings Notes:
This can be cut and glued into a composition notebook or kept as a traditional worksheet. There are 5 pages, each containing 5 chapters worth of note taking space. This is a quick writing task, and a perfect formative assessment to see who understands how Winnie changes over the course of the book.
2. Character Connections:
These graphic organizers are for recording events that connect characters. There are two versions of this page to choose from. The first is for a Reader's Notebook, and the second is a traditional worksheet style.
The vocabulary lists for each chapter are presented in an organizer to help students clarify their level of word knowledge for each term, as well as a space for a brief, "kid friendly" definition. The organizers will fit into a composition notebook sized 7.5 by 9.75 or larger spiral bound notebooks. However you could also keep them in a folder.
4. Figurative Language:
This graphic organizer provide students with space for writing examples of figurative language, who or what is being described, and what the actual meaning is. Page numbers for each chapter are provided to help guide students in their search.
This graphic organizer provides space for students to write their ideas about the theme after every 5 chapters. This can be glued into a composition notebook.
You can download the MDESE's model unit for Tuck Everlasting here: Tuck Everlasting Model Unit
Disclaimer: This product is not endorsed by the MDESE. It did, however, help my own fourth graders understand and appreciate this story. Enjoy!