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This everlasting BUNDLE contains three hands-on projects to use when studying the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Use the for an in-depth study of the novel. Use the when you want to focus on characters. Use the as a fun, whole-class, cumulative activity that incorporates art and writing into a colorful classroom display.
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The circle of life. The ferris wheel. The life cycle of the frog. What better way to capture the symbolism of the circle in Tuck Everlasting than by creating a circlebook book report? Students and teachers will love this resource so much that it is sure to be an everlasting go-to project for years to come.
32 Mix-and-Match Templates help you create a novel unit that is tailored to your needs. The ready-to-go templates focus on a wide range of topics related to Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt—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.
• Step-by-step instructions on how to create the CIRCLEBOOK BOOK REPORTS
• Suggested template groupings to create specific 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)
The characters of Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt are so memorable and beautifully drawn that the novel has become a must-read classic in classrooms around the world. What better way to reflect on these unique characters that with this unique, hands-on activity?
Students will love responding to what they read by creating a Big Galoot for each of the main characters. Each Big Galoot features one of the six main characters and includes plenty of writing space on the back for reader response. A list of 16 reader response questions related to studying characters is included.
• Step-by-step instructions on how to create the Big Galoots
• A list of 16 Reader Response Questions related to studying characters
• Ready-to-go templates of the six main characters from Tuck Everlasting:
---The Man in the Yellow Suit,
---Jesse Tuck, and
• A lined writing template that helps students keep their writing neat and organized
• Display ideas
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt is a favorite class novel for read-alouds and novel studies. It sparks wonderful discussions about life and death and our place in the circle of life. Extend the novel's enjoyment by inviting your students to work together to create a large, colorful poster to hang on a bulletin board or in the hallway.
24 color-by-number, 7.5-inch tiles of paper join together to create a 30-inch by 45-inch poster that features the image of the frog who is fated to live forever, along with the title and author of the novel. Decorating your classroom has never been easier. Or more fun!
As a bonus, you’ll get two sheets of stationery on which students can write a biography of Natalie Babbitt, discuss the themes or characters of the novel, explain the imagery of the ferris wheel or the rowboat, define vocabulary words, write a book report, write a diary entry that reveals Winnie’s feelings about whether or not to drink the water, etc.
• Step-by-step instructions on how to create the collaborative poster, with photographs to make them extra-easy to follow
• 24 ready-to-go, color-by-numbers templates. Each template features a 7.5-inch square that, when assembled together, create a 30-by-45-inch poster.
• Two stationery template that students can attach below the poster with their original writing
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