Tuck Everlasting: Circlebook Book Reports & Novel Study—32 Templates

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Tuck Everlasting:
Circlebook Book Reports and Novel Study—32 Mix-and-Match Templates

Mix and match templates to create a novel unit that is tailored to your needs. 32 templates focus on a wide range of topics related to Tuck Everlasting—story elements, themes and metaphors, imagery, opinions, vocabulary, and more. Students are required to use a variety of higher-level thinking skills as they explore this fascinating novel. This hands-on project taps into the multiple intelligences in your classroom by employing artistic elements, linguistic elements, research skills, and logical/mathematical skills as students construct the circlebooks using their fine motor skills.

Contents:
• Step-by-step instructions on how to create the CIRCLEBOOK BOOK REPORTS
• Suggested template groupings to create shorter, more focused reports that focus on such topics as vocabulary, character studies, story elements, themes, opinions, research, and cooperative learning.
• Descriptions of each template, suggested answers, and teaching ideas
• 32 templates that fully explore the novel
— Cover Page Template
— Author Spotlight Template (students will research the life of Natalie Babbitt)
— Vocabulary Templates (6 templates with 42 suggested vocabulary words—definitions are provided—plus one blank template on which you or students can enter your own vocabulary words)
— Prologue Template (students will explore the three seemingly unrelated events that occur in the prologue)
— Imagery Template (students will discuss the first paragraph of chapter one and look at the imagery of the Ferris wheel)
— Setting Template (students will use their mapping skills to describe the novel’s setting)
— Character Template: Mae Tuck (students will find descriptive passages about Mae Tuck to create a sketch)
— Compare and Contrast Template (students will examine the theme of “order vs. disorder” in the novel)
— Metaphor Template (students will look more closely at the metaphor of the rowboat and the pond in chapter twelve)
— Five W’s Templates 1 and 2 (students will use journalistic writing to report on a climactic moment of the novel
— Epilogue Template (students will express their opinion about how the novel ended)
— Theme Template (students will write about one of the themes that is woven throughout the book)
— Character Template: Winnie Foster (students will describe how the protagonist, Winnie Foster, grows over the course of the book)
— Character Template: Angus Tuck (students will express why they think Natalie Babbitt has said that Angus Tuck is the most important character in the book)
— Character Template: Miles and Jesse Tuck (students will examine the unique personalities, life experiences, and outlooks of these two brothers)
— Character Template: The Man in the Yellow Suit (students will find direct quotes of the antagonist that reveal his true nature)
— Pro and Con template (students will brainstorm a list of appeals and disadvantages of immortality)
— Problem/Solution Template (students will explore the major problems and solutions of the novel)
— Dear Diary Template (students will write a diary entry in the voice of Winnie Foster that explains the final choice she makes in the novel)
— Persuasive Writing Template (students will use persuasive writing techniques to design an advertisement that the man in the yellow suit might have created; a list of seven techniques and their definitions is provided)
— Book Review Template 1 and 2 (students will consider the book’s strengths and weaknesses when they write a review of the novel)
— Ponce de León Template (students will research the adventures of Ponce de León in his quest to find the Fountain of Youth)
— Writing and Drawing Templates (blank templates are provided so that you can design your own questions or activities for the students to complete)


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Tuck Everlasting: Circlebook Book Reports & Novel Study—32
Tuck Everlasting: Circlebook Book Reports & Novel Study—32
Tuck Everlasting: Circlebook Book Reports & Novel Study—32
Tuck Everlasting: Circlebook Book Reports & Novel Study—32