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Scope & Sequence

Description:

An overview of the novel is provided, as well as a suggested weekly and daily schedule for completing activities for the Tuck Everlasting Novel Unit. Reading guidelines outline the expected behavior of students in each group.

Subjects:

  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Literature
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbitt questioning question answer relationships vocabulary RTI

Language:

English

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Update Standards?

LA.4.1.01: English Language Arts

Use word identification strategies appropriately and automatically when encountering unknown words (graphophonic, syntactic, semantic).

LA.4.1.02: English Language Arts

Infer word meanings from taught roots, prefixes, and suffixes to decode words in text to assist comprehension.

LA.4.1.03: English Language Arts

Identify key words and discover their meanings and relationships through a variety of strategies.

LA.4.1.04.a: English Language Arts

wide reading.

LA.4.1.04.b: English Language Arts

word study.

LA.4.1.04.c: English Language Arts

knowledge of homophones, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms.

LA.4.1.04.d: English Language Arts

knowledge of multiple meanings of words.

LA.4.1.04.e: English Language Arts

writing process elements.

LA.4.1.04.f: English Language Arts

writing as a tool for learning.

LA.4.1.04.g: English Language Arts

seminars.

LA.4.1.04.h: English Language Arts

book clubs.

LA.4.1.04.i: English Language Arts

discussions.

LA.4.1.04.j: English Language Arts

examining the author's craft.

LA.4.1.05: English Language Arts

Use word reference materials (e.g., glossary, dictionary, thesaurus) to identify and comprehend unknown words.

LA.4.1.06.a: English Language Arts

increase fluency.

LA.4.1.06.b: English Language Arts

build background knowledge.

LA.4.1.06.c: English Language Arts

expand vocabulary.

LA.4.2.01: English Language Arts

Use metacognitive strategies to comprehend text and to clarify meaning of vocabulary (e.g., reread the text, consult other sources, ask for help, paraphrase, question).

LA.4.2.02.a: English Language Arts

setting a purpose using prior knowledge and text information.

LA.4.2.02.b: English Language Arts

making predictions.

LA.4.2.02.c: English Language Arts

formulating questions.

LA.4.2.02.d: English Language Arts

locating relevant information.

LA.4.2.02.e: English Language Arts

making connections with previous experiences, information, and ideas.

LA.4.2.03.a: English Language Arts

fiction (legends, novels, folklore, science fiction).

LA.4.2.03.b: English Language Arts

nonfiction (autobiographies, informational books, diaries, journals).

LA.4.2.03.c: English Language Arts

poetry (concrete, haiku).

LA.4.2.03.d: English Language Arts

drama (skits, plays).

LA.4.2.04.a: English Language Arts

plot.

LA.4.2.04.b: English Language Arts

theme.

LA.4.2.04.c: English Language Arts

main idea and supporting details.

LA.4.2.04.d: English Language Arts

author's choice of words.

LA.4.2.04.e: English Language Arts

mood.

LA.4.2.04.f: English Language Arts

author's use of figurative language.

LA.4.2.05: English Language Arts

Make inferences, draw conclusions, make generalizations, and support by referencing the text.

LA.4.2.06: English Language Arts

Summarize major points from fiction and nonfiction text(s) to clarify and retain information and ideas.

LA.4.2.07: English Language Arts

Determine usefulness of information and ideas consistent with purpose.

LA.4.2.08: English Language Arts

Verify the meaning or accuracy of the author's statement(s) by referencing the text or other resources.

LA.4.2.09.a: English Language Arts

asking questions.

LA.4.2.09.b: English Language Arts

paraphrasing what was said.

LA.4.2.09.c: English Language Arts

interpreting speaker's verbal and non-verbal messages.

LA.4.2.09.d: English Language Arts

interpreting speaker's purposes and/or intent.

LA.4.3.01.a: English Language Arts

analyzing the impact of authors' word choice and context.

LA.4.3.01.b: English Language Arts

examining the reasons for characters' actions.

LA.4.3.01.c: English Language Arts

identifying and examining characters' motives.

LA.4.3.01.d: English Language Arts

considering a situation or problem from different characters' points of view.

LA.4.3.01.e: English Language Arts

analyzing differences among genres.

LA.4.3.01.f: English Language Arts

making inferences and drawing conclusions about characters, events and themes.

LA.4.3.02: English Language Arts

Analyze characters, events, and plots within and between selections and cite supporting evidence.

LA.4.3.03: English Language Arts

Consider the ways language and visuals bring characters to life, enhance plot development, and produce a response.

LA.4.3.04: English Language Arts

Make informed judgments about television and film/video productions.

LA.4.3.05: English Language Arts

Analyze and integrate information from one or more sources to expand understanding of text including graphs, charts, and/or maps.

LA.4.3.06: English Language Arts

Conduct research for assigned projects or self-selected projects (with assistance) from a variety of sources through the use of technological and informal tools (e.g., print and non-print texts, artifacts, people, libraries, databases, computer networks).

LA.4.4.01: English Language Arts

Read aloud grade-appropriate text with fluency, comprehension, and expression demonstrating an awareness of volume and pace.

LA.4.4.02.a: English Language Arts

present information and ideas in a clear, concise manner.

LA.4.4.02.b: English Language Arts

discuss.

LA.4.4.02.c: English Language Arts

interview.

LA.4.4.02.d: English Language Arts

solve problems.

LA.4.4.02.e: English Language Arts

make decisions.

LA.4.4.03: English Language Arts

Make oral and written presentations using visual aids with an awareness of purpose and audience.

LA.4.4.04: English Language Arts

Share self-selected texts from a variety of genres (e.g., poetry, letters, narratives, essays, presentations).

LA.4.4.05: English Language Arts

Use planning strategies to generate topics and organize ideas (e.g., brainstorming, mapping, webbing, reading, discussion).

LA.4.4.06: English Language Arts

Compose a draft that conveys major ideas and maintains focus on the topic with specific, relevant, supporting details by using preliminary plans.

LA.4.4.07: English Language Arts

Compose fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama using self-selected and assigned topics and forms (e.g., personal and imaginative narratives, research reports, diaries, journals, logs, rules, instructions).

LA.4.4.08.a: English Language Arts

word choice.

LA.4.4.08.b: English Language Arts

sequence of events and ideas.

LA.4.4.08.c: English Language Arts

transitional words.

LA.4.4.08.d: English Language Arts

sentence patterns.

LA.4.4.09: English Language Arts

Produce work that follows the conventions of particular genres (e.g., personal and imaginative narrative, research reports, learning logs, letters of request, letters of complaint).

LA.4.4.10: English Language Arts

Use technology as a tool to gather, organize, and present information.

LA.4.5.01: English Language Arts

Use correct capitalization (e.g., names of languages, nationalities, musical compositions) and punctuation (e.g., commas in a series, commas in direct address, commas and quotation marks in dialogue, apostrophes in possessives).

LA.4.5.02.a: English Language Arts

pronouns.

LA.4.5.02.b: English Language Arts

subject/verb agreement.

LA.4.5.02.c: English Language Arts

verb tense consistency.

LA.4.5.02.d: English Language Arts

subject consistency.

LA.4.5.03.a: English Language Arts

simple and compound sentences.

LA.4.5.03.b: English Language Arts

regular and irregular verbs.

LA.4.5.03.c: English Language Arts

adverbs.

LA.4.5.03.d: English Language Arts

prepositions.

LA.4.5.03.e: English Language Arts

coordinating conjunctions.

LA.4.5.04.a: English Language Arts

topic sentences.

LA.4.5.04.b: English Language Arts

specific, relevant details.

LA.4.5.04.c: English Language Arts

logical progression and movement of ideas.

LA.4.5.04.d: English Language Arts

coherence.

LA.4.5.04.e: English Language Arts

elaboration.

LA.4.5.04.f: English Language Arts

concluding statement related to the topic.

LA.4.5.05: English Language Arts

Use visual (orthography) and meaning-based strategies as primary sources for correct spelling.

LA.4.5.06: English Language Arts

Proofread and correct most misspellings independently with reference to resources (e.g., dictionaries, thesauri, glossaries, computer spell-checks, and other classroom sources).

LA.4.5.07: English Language Arts

Use established criteria to edit for language conventions and format.

LA.4.5.08.a: English Language Arts

logical sequence of fiction and nonfiction retells.

LA.4.5.08.b: English Language Arts

time order sequence of events.

LA.4.5.08.c: English Language Arts

sustaining conversations on a topic.

LA.4.5.09: English Language Arts

Create readable documents through legible handwriting (cursive) and/or word processing.

LA.7.7-6.1: English Language Arts

Clarify and refine a research topic.

LA.7.7-6.2: English Language Arts

Use direct quotations, paraphrasing, or summaries to incorporate into written, oral, auditory, or visual works the information gathered from a variety of research sources.

LA.7.7-6.3: English Language Arts

Use a standardized system of documentation (including a list of sources with full publication information and the use of in-text citations) to properly credit the work of others.

LA.7.7-6.4: English Language Arts

Use vocabulary (including Standard American English) that is appropriate for the particular audience or purpose.

LA.7.7-6.5: English Language Arts

Use appropriate organizational strategies to prepare written works, oral and auditory presentations, and visual presentations.

LA.7.7-6.6: English Language Arts

Select appropriate graphics, in print or electronic form, to support written works, oral presentations, and visual presentations.

LA.7.7-6.7: English Language Arts

Use a variety of print and electronic reference materials.

LA.7.7-6.8: English Language Arts

Design and carry out research projects by selecting a topic, constructing inquiry questions, accessing resources, and selecting and organizing information.
Curriki Rating
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3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2010-03-31.

Component Ratings:


Standards Alignment: 2
Subject Matter: 3
Support Steaching: 3
Assessments Quality: 3
Interactivity Quality: 2
Instructional Quality: 3
Deeper Learning: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This resource provides an anticipatory guide for the novel Tuck Everlasting. It is designed to help students “think about the topic and activate all of that knowledge stored in their brains” before reading the novel. The student is asked to agree or disagree with 8 general statements that are important themes or ideas the novel generates. This anticipation guide can be revisited after the students read the novel and discuss what they’ve learned.
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Alicia Biddington

I used parts of this unit in my 6th grade classroom last year. It was amazing and really kept the students involved and intrigued.I am back to do it again this year with ALL of the pieces of the unit. Thank you for this wonderful resource!

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This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of Tuck Everlasting Novel Study, which received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System and which you can see here: http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_hlengst/TuckEverlastingNovelStudy

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