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Tuck Everlasting: Debate Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Tuck Everlasting Chs. 1-8: Feelings About Living Forever

For Students 5th - 7th
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...
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Tuck Everlasting Jeopardy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Questions from the novel Tuck Everlasting are put into a Jeopardy game format to quiz your class. The slides with the correct answer and "Sorry, Try again!" for you to flash on the screen as needed are in between every question, which...
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Modified Tuck Everlasting Test

For Students 5th - 8th
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...
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Study Guide for Tuck Everlasting

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt is a classic novel that readers have enjoyed for years. Resources within the study guide such as discussion and guided reading questions, extension activities, and graphic organizers aid comprehension...
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Tuck Everlasting: Herber Readiness

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Begin your unit on Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting with a pre-reading activity about the novel's themes. As class members ponder five questions that reflect the book's themes, they talk about their opinions in a class discussion.
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Tuck Everlasting Vocabulary Quiz

For Students 8th - 9th
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,...
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Tuck Everlasting: The Everlasting Quiz Review Game

For Teachers 7th
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...
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Tuck Everlasting: Concept Analysis

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Base your unit about Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting on a helpful concept guide. Detailing the literary elements as well as any possible affective issues for instruction, the guide would be a great way to begin planning your lessons.
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Tuck Everlasting: Time-Line Graphic Organizer Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
What happens first in Tuck Everlasting? What happens after that? Prompt readers to create a timeline of the events in Natalie Babbitt's novel, detailing both story sequence and character relationships.
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Tuck Everlasting: Bio-Poem

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Learn about the characters of Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting with a character biopoem. Readers fill in a poem format to detail the character traits of Winnie, Jesse, Miles, and Mae, and share their finished poems with their peers.
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Tuck Everlasting: Titles for Chapters

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
High schoolers synthesize the information they've learned from each chapter of Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting with a creative summarizing activity. With a graphic organizer for all of the book's chapters, readers title the chapter...
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Tuck Everlasting: Directed Reading Thinking Activity

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Encourage close reading for young learners with a lesson based on Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting. The first part of the resource guides readers through a Directed Reading Thinking Activity (DRTA), prompting them to make predictions...
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Tuck Everlasting: Frayer Vocabulary Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Part of reading literature involves learning new vocabulary words. Use a vocabulary activity based on Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting with young learners as they work on a list of words selected from the text
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Tuck Everlasting: Similes, Metaphors, and Personification in Imagery

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Poetic language is abundant in Natalie Babbitt's beautiful novel, Tuck Everlasting. Learners note the examples of similes, metaphors, and personification they find as they read, and illustrate how the language creates a sensory...
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Tuck Everlasting: Discussion Web Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Guide learners through a discussion about Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting with a helpful graphic organizer. As they read through the novel, individuals note their reactions to statements about the book's themes, and fill out a chart...
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Tuck Everlasting: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Would you want to live forever? That is a question that Winnie, in Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting, must answer. Scholars read to find out what Winnie chooses and reinforce their knowledge with vocabulary activities, comprehension...
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Tuck Everlasting

For Students 4th Standards
An assessment takes a close look at the story, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, and tests writing abilities. Over the course of two days, scholars read an excerpt, answer questions on a worksheet pertaining to the author's purpose...
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Standards Focus: Dialect in Tuck Everlasting

For Teachers 6th - 10th
In this Tuck Everlasting dialect worksheet, pupils read a brief description of dialect in literature and then examine examples of dialect from the novel. They then rewrite these quotations in standard English. Finally, they draw...
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Non-Modified Tuck EverlastingTest

For Students 5th - 8th
A writing assignment and a test for Natalie Babbitt's novel Tuck Everlasting are included in this resource. The test, which is the larger item on this page, asks learners to think about cause and effect, identify quotes, recall plot,...
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Tuck Everlasting Novel Study

For Teachers 5th Standards
The broad ideas included here provide clear ideas on how to use brain-targeted learning, what activities work best with Tuck Everlasting, how to apply the knowledge gained from their reading, and ideas for evaluation.  Not teaching Tuck...
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For Sale - Ageless Water

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars 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.
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The Road Taken

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders act out a story.  In this story cycle lesson plan, 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...
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Tuck Everlasting

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt's award-winning fantasy novel is the core text for a 49-page teacher's guide packed with writing and research ideas, activities, projects, as well as cross-curriculum connections. The resource would make...
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The Road Taken

For Teachers 6th
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.
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The Road Taken: Lesson 5

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders complete activities with the book Tuck Everlasting. For this literature lesson, 6th graders read Chapters 13 - 15 using Reader's Theater. They look at word choice and subject-verb core. 
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The Road Taken: Lesson 14

For Teachers 6th
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...
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How Long is Forever?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students utilize graphic organizers to predict events that take place in the novel, "Tuck Everlasting" and make inferences about what is read. They compose their own endings to the story.
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The Road Taken

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore word choice. In this reading comprehension instructional activity students read Chapters 1-3 of Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Students record and comment on text in the story.
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The Road Taken

For Teachers 6th
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.                       ...
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Sold! Ageless Water

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students read "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt. They create an advertisement for the spring water described in the story.
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The Road Taken

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...
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Show The Movie!

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders deliver story presentations that establish a setting with descriptive words, contain a plot and show, rather than tell, what happens. In this language arts lesson plan, 5th graders utilize sentences from the book, "Tuck...
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The Road Taken: Lesson 9

For Teachers 6th
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.
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Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This very complete 110 page study guide for Natalie Babbitt's novel Tuck Everlasting contains a lot of excellent review material as well as some creative enrichment activities. The bulk of this guide consists of vocabulary and...
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Tuck Everlasting and Economic Decision-Making

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders use a decision-making grid and list the alternatives and criteria for deciding to drink the Water of Immortality. They examine advertisements and list the product for sale, where it is sold, and why consumers should buy it,...
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Tuck Everlasting Unit

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Natalie Babbitt's award winning fantasy, Tuck Everlasting, is the anchor text in a unit plan that focuses on identifying similes, metaphors, imagery, and personification in the text and analyzing how these elements effect the development...
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Standards Focus: Theme

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Explore chapter nine of Tuck Everlasting with this two-page worksheet. Learners analyze six quotes from the text and identify the main idea of the novel. The focus of this worksheet is to explore theme in the text and how specific...
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The Road Taken: Lesson 7

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders read chapters 19 - 21 of Tuck Everlasting and discuss descriptive sentences as they read. In this Tuck Everlasting lesson plan, 6th graders also review compound words, and word choice.
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Tuck Everlasting

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Clearly written as an assignment for a higher-level education class, this formal lesson plan contains some fun and well-researched strategies for teaching the novel Tuck Everlasting  by Natalie Babbitt. Among the best ideas included in...
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Tuck Everlasting

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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,...
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Active Reading Guide: Note-Taking and Summarizing for Tuck Everlasting

For Teachers 6th - 10th
In 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,...
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Tuck Everlasting: Student Study Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A great support for teachers, this study guide provides several short answer comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a longer response enrichment question for every chapter of the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Use as...
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Tuck Everlasting: UDL Team Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students participate in a differentiated lesson about Tuck Everlasting. In 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...
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Tuck Everlasting

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders use literary terms while discussing literature with their peers. They explore literature on a deeper level. Students formulate their opinions regarding response to literature, as this lesson helps students practice...
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Enrichment: The Ethics of Life and Death in Tuck Everlasting

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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A Persuasive Writing Project That Aligns to Common Core Standards

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Create a writing project that focuses on the Common Core ELA Standard for writing an argumentative essay.
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Novel Extension

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders play the role of meeting Tuck Everlasting. They prepare to answer that person's questions. They determine that each member of the family wants to know about a different thing.
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Tuck Everlasting

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students use a rubric given to them to answer questions about the novel Tuck Everlasting. They may have to find ten words that are new to them, complete a Venn Diagram, respond to given prompts or complete a survey. The students...
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The Road Taken: lesson 10

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discuss what the theme and plot of their stories mean.  In this novel lesson, 6th graders discuss the differences of the theme and plot between two different novels, Tuck Everlasting and Annie and the Old One using a Venn...
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Let's Put It in a Nutshell

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners practice summarizing things they have read. After reviewing the steps for reading silently and summarization, they read a chapter in the book Tuck Everlasting. Working in groups, they summarize what they have read and present...
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Can You See It?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore the concept of visualization and how it works to help them comprehend what they read. They read 'Tuck Everlasting' and visualize what has happened in the story. They draw a picture of what they visualized and then watch...
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Sunny or Shady?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students practice answering questions to aid in creating meaning when reading. Through guided practice, they read a passage from the chapter book "Tuck Everlasting" and answer in-text and inference questions. Independently, they read...
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Let's Sum it Up

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students read a chapter out of Tuck Everlasting and summarize it as a group adn individually. They use the six steps of summarization. Students have 15 minutes to read silently and then time to pull the important information out of the...
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Reader Response

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders reflect upon different concepts of Language Arts while reading literature. In the novel Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt, the characters discover a spring of eternal youth. After reading the first several chapters of...
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Do You See What I See?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars participate in a visualization exercise and explore the concept of visualization and how it works. They read the first two chapters of 'Tuck Everlasting' and try to visualize the setting and characters. They draw a...
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Common Core Summer Reading List

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Do your kids need some ideas about summer reading? Use a reading list divided by grade level to inspire them to read independently. Titles are fun, engaging, and easy to connect to what you are teaching.
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The Old Man and the Sea: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do you imagine when you think of the sea? Put on some ocean sounds, close your eyes, and listen to a guided meditation based on the imagery from The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. After class members listen to the...
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Words by Heart: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Sad, depressed, miserable, inconsolable, forlorn: so many synonyms have a lot of variety with their connotations. Through the guided imagery activity, writers explore the use of connotation and its influence on imagery and description by...
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Zach’s Lie: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Close your eyes and picture a time where you decided to tell the truth to someone. What were you wearing? How did you feel? Such prompts begin a guided imagery activity for Zach's Lie. Directions for creating an environment conducive to...
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The Road Taken: Lesson 11

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders work on the reading strategy Jigsaw. In this literacy lesson, 6th graders read stories about life, death, and immortality and fill out graphic organizers. They answer questions about the stories they read. 
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Figurative Language Academy Awards

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine figurative language in writing. Students demonstrate simile, metaphor, and personification in their own writing.
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Picture the Place--and Place the Picture

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this writing worksheet, students discover the importance of setting in a story. Students read a novel where characters move from place to place. There is a suggested reading list. Students illustrate a key scene from the story.
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Time for Kids: Entertainment

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
In this Time for Kids worksheet, students read and article about entertainment and respond to the book it activity. Students respond to 10 short answer questions regarding plot and literature genres.
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Science Fiction Lesson Plans

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students can explore a literature genre through science fiction lesson plans.
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Digital Storytelling Lesson Plans Bring Stories to Life

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students can use technology to enhance and improve their stories using digital storytelling lesson plans.
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Labor of Love: Teaching Literary Devices

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Here are lesson ideas to teach and reinforce various forms of literary devices throughout the school year.
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Analyzing Literature Through Book Projects

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Here are ideas for book projects to help students analyze literature.
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Identify Narrative Perspective

For Students 7th - 8th
In this narrative perspective worksheet, students read passages and determine point of view: first, second, third person objective/limited/omniscient.
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Management of Grief and Loss

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders learn of coping behaviors related to grief and loss. They recognize the tasks associated with the grief and loss process. They also have an opportunity to identify common ways literary characters cope with loss.
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To Question Or Not To Question?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders practice questioning to aid in creating meaning when reading. Through guided practice, they read a passage from a chapter book and answer in-text and inference questions. Independently, they read another chapter from the...
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Found Poetry

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students discover poetry in literature.  In this language arts lesson, students investigate pieces of everyday writing and identify poetry within those pieces.  Students create a free form poem based on an existing story they've read.
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Picture This and News Detectives

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
In this writing worksheet, students write a persuasive letter and answer questions about movies. Students follow 5 writing prompts and answer 11 movie questions.
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Read It, See It!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young scholars review the concept of silent reading and discuss the meaning of visualization. They listen to a poem as it is read and close their eyes to try to make a picture of what is happening and think about the qualities the wind...
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Sci-fi and Fantasy Novels

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders differentiate Sci-fi and Fantasy genre. In this language arts lesson, 6th graders cite examples of movies and books that belong to each genre. They select a novel and complete various assignments related to it.

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