Students will be exposed to the exceptional writing of Natalie Babbitt while reading the novel, Tuck Everlasting. Various activities will be provided to reach the needs of all learners, including gifted and RTI students. Students will work on comprehending texts while applying metacognition to their work through questioning. With interactive work between students in each text, children will gain a better understanding of the text and truly experience a more well rounded novel study. This project allows students to understand the value of reading, as well as gain a better understanding of a text through the application of question answer relationships. All too often students just read a text and really never delve in deep; however with this novel study students take their comprehension to the next level. Students will be exposed to new vocabulary, writing activities, character development, and questioning strategies. With a wide variety of activities to stimulate all learners, students will walk away with an abundant amount of skills to help them fine tune their reading abilities.

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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.
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Students will be introduced to the reading strategy of questioning from the text, The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles. They will learn the difference between the 4 types of question-answer relationships.
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Students will review QAR while reading the story, Faithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People, and War by Yukio Tsuchiya and Ted Lewin.
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Students will review QAR while reading the story, Rosa by Nikki Giovanni.
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Students will be introduced to the novel, Tuck Everlasting, while completing a Anticipatory Guide. Then they will share their results in a think-pair-share activity. A vocabulary pretest is given to determine any prior student knowledge of the vocabulary from the text.
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Introduction of ten vocabulary words for week one, an overview and explanation of the Tuck packet to be completed throughout the text, and guiding questions to go along with the Prologue.
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Students will read chapters 1-8 of Tuck Everlasting, focusing on character development, chapter titles, question-answer-relationships, as well as discussion questions. A variety of vocabulary review activities are included.
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A comprehension and vocabulary quiz from week 1, as well as writing activities to help reinforce character development.
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Introduction of ten vocabulary words for week two, read chapters 9-11, and guiding questions to go along with the chapters.
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Students will read chapters 12-17 of Tuck Everlasting, focusing on character development, chapter titles, question-answer-relationships, as well as discussion questions. A variety of vocabulary review activities are included.
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A comprehension and vocabulary quiz from week 2, as well as writing activities to help reinforce character development.
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Introduction of ten vocabulary words for week three, read chapters 18-20, and guiding questions to go along with the chapters.
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Students will read chapters 21-Epilogue of Tuck Everlasting, focusing on character development, chapter titles, question-answer-relationships, as well as discussion questions. A variety of vocabulary review activities are included.
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A comprehension and vocabulary quiz from week 3, as well as writing activities to help reinforce character development.
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A study guide for the final comprehension test is provided, along with 3 different final projects for students to demonstrate their knowledge of Tuck Everlasting.
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Students will review for the comprehension test over Tuck Everlasting and work on their final project.
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A final comprehension assessment is provided along with three choices for a final project for students to continue to complete.
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A final vocabulary assessment for the whole class, as well as the enrichment group. Guidelines for all three final project choices to demonstrate understanding of Tuck Everlasting.
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Presentations of student choice final Tuck Everlasting Projects.
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RTI Activities

by Holly Mercado

A variety of RTI activities to help struggling students comprehend Tuck Everlasting.
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