"Tuck Everlasting," by Natalie Babbitt, Prologue and Chapters 1-8
Also See: Chaps. 9-11 | Chaps. 12-17 | Chaps. 18-20 | Chaps. 21-25 & Epilogue
Step One of Six: Read, Listen to, and Annotate the Prologue and the first eight chapters of Tuck Everlasting
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You can borrow a Spanish version of this book Tuck para siempre on the Internet Archive.
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Step Two of Six: Play games with these flashcards, and write stories in your journal about reading Tuck Everlasting
Step Three of Six: Read Important Passages from the Prologue and Chapters 1-8 Aloud
Let's read an important section of Tuck Everlasting - Prologue and Chapters 1-8 aloud. Record yourself reading pages in this green-framed VoiceThread. (You will need to log in. You can register if you don't have an account, or ask your teacher.) You should practice first. Also listen to the other recordings on each page.
Step Four of Six: Use Literature Guides to answer one or two of these questions from the Curriki Wiki: "Days 6-9: Tuck Everlasting Chapters 1-8" Contributed By: Holly Mercado"
Use a Google Doc to compose, share and get comments from peers, revise, proofread, and edit an essay that follows one of the suggested guides. Then post your literary essay as a discussion on Youth Voices.
1. Prologue: How do the woods represent a hub of a wheel for the three events that are connected in the village of Treegap? Use either "Tracking the Themes / Seguimiento de los Temas or Questioning and Speculating to begin talking about these events or themes in Tuck Everlasting.
3. Chapters 3-4: Why does the stranger wear an expression of satisfaction when he hears the music box coming from the Woods? Use either: Tracking the Plot / Guía de comentario literario: El seguimiento de la trama or Plot Analysis to write about the stranger's role in chapters 3 and 4.
4. Chapters 5-6: Why does Mae exclaim that the worst has happened? Use either: Tracking the Plot / Guía de comentario literario: El seguimiento de la trama or Plot Analysis to write about May's response in these chapters.
5. In Chapter 6, Miles describes losing his family as they aged and he didn’t. Think about spending the rest of eternity at your current age. Who would you lose? What would you gain? Would it be worth it? Use either World Connections or Questioning and Speculating or Social Media Connections to relate to what Miles is experiencing.
6. Chapters 7-8: What effect did the spring have on the Tuck family? Give at least 3 examples. Use either Tracking the Themes / Seguimiento de los Temas or Questioning and Speculating to talk about the effect of spring on the Tuck family.
Step Five of Six: Have conversations by posting comments and replies.
Step Six of Six: Do some research about the author, Natalie Babbitt and the Plot of Tuck Everlasting, annotating the resources in the purple frame below with Hypothes.is. Then post new comments and replies on discussions about "Tuck Everlasting Prologue and Chapters 1-8."
While reading these materials collected by Scholastic BookFiles"A Reading Guide to Tuck Everlasting, by Hannah Mitchell," pause frequently and annotate with Hypothes.is about what you are learning about the author and the plot. Write about your annotations, using either Adding a quotation... or Quoting a speech.... Use these notes to add new comments on other students' "Tuck Everlasting - Prologue and Chapters 1-8" discussion posts (literary essays) using the Commenting Guide: Quoting a Source in a Comment.