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Seventh graders work with partners to create table of questions and corresponding answers that pertain to characters, setting, and plot of Tuck Everlasting, play teacher-created Qwizdom game for literature review, and demonstrate understanding of characters, setting, theme, and particular events that occur in plot line of Tuck Everlasting.
Provide this test for Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt, to class members who qualify for special education. Learners answer a series of fill-in-the-blank, quote identification, matching, multiple choice, and short-answer questions that were modified from the original version. The test is relatively long and comprehensive.
Sixth graders act out a story.  In this story cycle lesson, 6th graders review the use of a wheel or cycle in stories such as Tuck Everlasting and The Giving Tree.  Students create a booklet of vivid words and figurative language found in Tuck Everlasting, perform reader's theater for chapter 5, and write in their journals.
Students discuss the topic of everlasting life after completing the novel, Tuck Everlasting. They examine advertisements for bottled water on the Internet and in magazines. Then they create their own advertisement for ageless water.
Sixth graders explore word choice. In this reading comprehension lesson students read Chapters 1-3 of Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Students record and comment on text in the story.
Students explore story structure and figurative language. In this Tuck Everlasting literacy novel study, students identify two conflicts in the story and discuss possible problem solving strategies. Students identify and interpret figurative language used in chapters 22-24 of the book, change incorrect verb tenses within given sentences, then write journal entries for the designated chapters.
Sixth graders read parts of the book Tuck Everlasting and create an imagery diagram by using their hand. In this literature lesson plan, 6th graders also complete vocabulary activities, and discuss word choice and prolonging life.
Sixth graders correct run-on sentences. In this word choice lesson students examine possible ways to correct run-on sentences. Students use examples from Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt.                                        
For this note-taking and summarizing worksheet, students study the active reading notes already provided for the prologue of Tuck Everlasting. Students then use the provided graphic organizer to note the setting, characters, summaries, and predictions for chapters 1-4 of the novel.
Use Tuck Everlasting as a springboard for a debate on big ideas about immortality and the death penalty. Take a week for research and debate by following the steps outlined in this plan. Tapping into technology for help, small groups choose a topic, complete research, prepare presentations, and participate in a final debate. An outline and rubrics are included.
Approach big ideas and themes in Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt with this graphic organizer. Readers determine how each of the Tucks feels about living forever by looking for clues in the first  eight chapters of the book. Consider this as a homework assignment or introductory activity leading up to a larger project or discussion.
Middle schoolers participate in a differentiated lesson about Tuck Everlasting. For this Tuck Everlasting lesson, students work on comprehension strategies that are leveled for their reading ability. They focus on the ability to tell the main idea of each chapter in an oral discussion, completing a character map, retelling the story, and assimilating the associated vocabulary.
Students analyze a novel. For this Tuck Everlasting enrichment lesson, students choose a topic from the novel to include in their journals. They then hold a group discussion where students consider how death has affected them and how the subject is dealt with in the novel.
This resource does not develop vocabulary; instead, it assesses learners on the vocabulary terms in Tuck Everlasting. There are 20 terms included, and pupils must match the term to its correct definition. Words like ambled, meager, bough, and melancholy are included. 
A great toolbox of ideas for any teacher preparing to teach the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, this resource includes a short biography of Natalie Babbitt, several discussion questions that could double as writing prompts, and some creative project ideas. In addition, the resource is packed with links for further independent exploration of the novel, its author, and its themes. Make sure you take a look before planning your final project.
Create a writing project that focuses on the Common Core ELA Standard for writing an argumentative essay.
Sixth graders complete activities with the book Tuck Everlasting. In this literature lesson, 6th graders listen to Chapter 8 and read Chapter 9 using Reader's Theater. They complete a cloze activity, grammar page, and journal entries.
Sixth graders explore literature by participating in a writing exercise. In this journalism lesson, 6th graders identify the different roles needed for a newspaper or publication to be read. Students write their own independent articles based on the themes of Tuck Everlasting.
Sixth graders complete activities with the book Tuck Everlasting. In this literature lesson, 6th graders read Chapters 13 - 15 using Reader's Theater. They look at word choice and subject-verb core. 
Sixth graders read chapters 19 - 21 of Tuck Everlasting and discuss descriptive sentences as they read. For this Tuck Everlasting lesson plan, 6th graders also review compound words, and word choice.

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