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A overview of expectations a teacher can find when working with the Tuck Everlasting novel study.


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


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MA.3-5.A.1: Mathematics

Students can understand and apply number properties and operations.

MA.3-5.A.2: Mathematics

Students can understand and apply concepts and procedures of algebra.

MA.3-5.A.3: Mathematics

Students can understand and apply concepts of geometry.

MA.3-5.A.4: Mathematics

Students can understand and apply concepts of measurement.

MA.3-5.A.5: Mathematics

Students can understand and apply concepts in probability and statistics.

LA. English Language Arts

using context clues (e.g., definition, restatement, example, contrast)

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using structural analysis (e.g., roots, affixes)

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determining word origins (etymology)

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using knowledge of idioms

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explaining word analogies

LA.6.1.2: English Language Arts

Identify common abbreviations, symbols, acronyms, and multiple-meaning words

LA.6.1.3: English Language Arts

Develop specific vocabulary (e.g., scientific, content-specific, current events) for various purposes

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theme development

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character development

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relationship of word choice and mood

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plot sequence (e.g., exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution)

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comic strips

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editorial cartoons

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LA.6.1.7: English Language Arts

Explain the connections between ideas and information in a variety of texts (e.g., journals, technical specifications, advertisements) and real-life situations and other texts

LA.6.6.8: English Language Arts

Compare and contrast cultural characteristics (e.g., customs, traditions, viewpoints) found in national, world, and multicultural literature

LA.6.6.9: English Language Arts

Compare and contrast elements (e.g., plot, setting, characters, theme) in a variety of genres

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fiction (e.g., myths, historical fiction)

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nonfiction (e.g., newspaper articles, magazine articles)

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poetry (e.g., lyric, narrative)

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drama (e.g., short plays)

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sequencing events and steps in a process

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summarizing and paraphrasing information

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identifying stated or implied main ideas and supporting details

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comparing and contrasting literary elements and ideas

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making simple inferences and drawing conclusions

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predicting the outcome of a story or situation

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identifying literary devices

LA.6.7.12: English Language Arts

Examine and explain the relationship between life experiences and texts to generate solutions to problems

LA.6.7.13: English Language Arts

Use technical information and other available resources (e.g., software programs, manuals) to solve problems

LA.6.7.14: English Language Arts

Analyze an author's stated or implied purpose for writing (e.g., to explain, to entertain, to persuade, to inform, to express personal attitudes or beliefs)

LA.6.7.15: English Language Arts

Identify persuasive techniques (e.g., unsupported inferences, faulty reasoning, generalizations) that reflect an author?s viewpoint (perspective) in texts

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identifying cause-effect relationships

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raising questions

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reasoning inductively and deductively

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generating a theory or hypothesis

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distinguishing facts from opinions and probability

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an established central idea

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organizational patterns (e.g., comparison/contrast, order of importance, chronological order) appropriate to the topic

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elaboration (e.g., fact, examples, and/or specific details)

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transitional words and phrases that unify ideas and points

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an overall structure including an introduction, a body/middle, and a concluding paragraph that summarizes important ideas

LA.6.2.18: English Language Arts

Organize individual paragraphs with topic sentences, relevant elaboration, and concluding sentences

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word choices (diction) appropriate to the identified audience and/or purpose

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vocabulary selected to clarify meaning, create images, and set a tone

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information/ideas selected to engage the interest of the reader

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clear voice (individual personality)

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variety in sentence structure

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selecting topic and form

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prewriting (e.g., brainstorming, researching, raising questions, generating graphic organizers)

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conferencing (e.g., peer, teacher)

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revising based on feedback and use of various tools (e.g., LEAP21 Writer?s Checklist, rubrics)

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publishing using technology

LA.6.2.21: English Language Arts

Develop grade-appropriate paragraphs and multiparagraph compositions using the various modes of writing (e.g., description, narration, exposition, persuasion), emphasizing narration and exposition

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essays based on a stated opinion

LA.6.2.23: English Language Arts

Develop writing using a variety of literary devices, including foreshadowing, flashback, and imagery

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business letters that include a heading, inside address, salutation, body, and signature

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evaluations, supported with facts and opinions, of newspaper/magazine articles and editorial cartoons

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text-supported interpretations of elements of novels, stories, poems, and plays

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hyphens to separate syllables of words and compound adjectives

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commas and coordinating conjunctions to separate independent clauses in compound sentences

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colons after salutation in business letters

LA.6.3.26: English Language Arts

Capitalize names of companies, buildings, monuments, and geographical names

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possessive forms of singular and plural nouns and pronouns

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regular and irregular verb tenses

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prepositional phrases

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interjections for emphasis

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conjunctions and transitions to connect ideas

LA.6.3.29: English Language Arts

Spell high-frequency, commonly confused, frequently misspelled words and derivatives (e.g., roots and affixes) correctly

LA.6.3.30: English Language Arts

Use a variety of resources (e.g., glossaries, dictionaries, thesauruses, spell check) to find correct spellings

LA.6.GLE 0601.1.1: English/Language Arts

Demonstrate control of Standard English through the use of grammar and mechanics (punctuation, capitalization, and spelling).

LA.6.GLE 0601.1.2: English/Language Arts

Employ a variety of strategies and resources to determine the definition, pronunciation, and usage of words and phrases.

LA.6.GLE 0601.1.3: English/Language Arts

Understand and use a variety of sentence structures.

LA.6.GLE 0601.2.1: English/Language Arts

Demonstrate critical listening skills essential for comprehension, evaluation, problem solving, and task completion.

LA.6.GLE 0601.2.2: English/Language Arts

Begin to differentiate between summarizing and paraphrasing.

LA.6.GLE 0601.2.3: English/Language Arts

Begin to distinguish between a summary and a critique.

LA.6.GLE 0601.2.4: English/Language Arts

Identify the thesis and main points of a speech.

LA.6.GLE 0601.2.5: English/Language Arts

Identify the organizational structure of a speech.

LA.6.GLE 0601.2.6: English/Language Arts

Understand strategies for expressing ideas clearly and effectively in a variety of oral contexts.

LA.6.GLE 0601.2.7: English/Language Arts

Deliver effective oral presentations.

LA.6.GLE 0601.2.8: English/Language Arts

Participate in work teams and group discussions.

LA.6.GLE 0601.3.1: English/Language Arts

Write in a variety of modes for a variety of audiences and purposes.

LA.6.GLE 0601.3.2: English/Language Arts

Employ various prewriting strategies.

LA.6.GLE 0601.3.3: English/Language Arts

Organize ideas into an essay with an introduction, developing paragraphs, conclusion, and appropriate transitions.

LA.6.GLE 0601.3.4: English/Language Arts

Refine strategies for editing and revising written work.

LA.6.GLE 0601.4.1: English/Language Arts

Define and narrow a problem or research topic.

LA.6.GLE 0601.4.2: English/Language Arts

Gather relevant information from a variety of print and electronic sources, as well as from direct observation, interviews, and surveys.

LA.6.GLE 0601.4.3: English/Language Arts

Make distinctions about the credibility, reliability, consistency, strengths, and limitations of resources, including information gathered from websites.

LA.6.GLE 0601.4.4: English/Language Arts

Write a research paper, using primary and secondary sources and technology and graphics, as appropriate.

LA.6.GLE 0601.5.1: English/Language Arts

Use logic to make inferences and draw conclusions in a variety of oral and written contexts.

LA.6.GLE 0601.5.2: English/Language Arts

Analyze text for fact-opinion, cause-effect, inferences, evidence, and conclusions.

LA.6.GLE 0601.5.3: English/Language Arts

Explore deductive and inductive reasoning.

LA.6.GLE 0601.5.4: English/Language Arts

Analyze written and oral communication for persuasive devices.

LA.6.GLE 0601.6.1: English/Language Arts

Comprehend and summarize the main ideas and supporting details of informational texts.

LA.6.GLE 0601.6.2: English/Language Arts

Identify the organizational structures of informational texts.

LA.6.GLE 0601.6.3: English/Language Arts

Read, interpret, and analyze text features that support informational texts.

LA.6.GLE 0601.7.1: English/Language Arts

Analyze media for their ability to inform, persuade, and entertain.

LA.6.GLE 0601.7.2: English/Language Arts

Examine the relationship between the visual (e.g., media images, painting, film, graphic arts) and the verbal in media.

LA.6.GLE 0601.7.3: English/Language Arts

Recognize how visual and sound techniques and design elements (e.g., special effects, camera angles, music) carry or influence messages in various media.

LA.6.GLE 0601.7.4: English/Language Arts

Apply and adapt the principles of written composition to create coherent media productions.

LA.6.GLE 0601.8.1: English/Language Arts

Read and comprehend a variety of works from various forms of literature.

LA.6.GLE 0601.8.2: English/Language Arts

Understand the characteristics of various literary genres (e.g., poetry, novel, biography, short story, essay, drama).

LA.6.GLE 0601.8.3: English/Language Arts

Recognize the conventions of various literary genres.

LA.6.GLE 0601.8.4: English/Language Arts

Analyze works of literature for what is suggested about the historical period in which they were written.

LA.6.GLE 0601.8.5: English/Language Arts

Identify and analyze common literary terms (e.g., personification, conflict, theme).
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