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Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt Review Game

Grade Levels
5th - 8th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PPT
14 pages
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  1. Use these Trashketball Games to review the literary elements (character, setting, plot, figurative language, sound devices, theme, etc.) in numerous classic novels and plays! This bundle includes PowerPoint presentations that will help you review the following titles: Animal FarmLord of the FliesA
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Engage your students and assess their comprehension of the novel Tuck Everlasting with this interactive review game. Students have fun while demonstrating their understanding of characters, setting, plot, literary devices, and theme.

Throughout this PowerPoint game of Trashketball, teams of students compete to shoot baskets into a trash can. The difficulty increases throughout each round with more challenging questions. The game takes approximately 60 minutes to play, depending on the level of your students.

The PowerPoint includes the following slides:

  • rules for the students
  • game play
  • teacher instructions
  • key

Research shows that students often learn best when they can move, and this activity motivates students further by tapping into their love of sports. Using heterogeneous groups to play a game with friendly competition is an excellent way to meet the needs of all of your students and reward them for their success.

If you and your students like this game, you may be interested in these grammar games:

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Sentences Bundle

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Phrases Bundle

And here are more games for classic novels:

To Kill a Mockingbird

Animal Farm

The Giver

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Total Pages
14 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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