Jan 26

Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting is about ten year old Winnie who is stifled by the strict rules her family has set. She decides to run away into the nearby woods. There she finds the Tucks. This family is extremely different from her own. The anchor chart below helps students see some of these differences.

Tuck Everlasting Comparing Characters Anchor Chart


The anchor chart above pairs with the constructive response graphic organizer below.

Free Printable Tuck Everlasting Constructive Response Graphic OrganizerThis is a free sample constructive response organizer. Just click on the image to download the pdf version of this organizer.

Ways to Use the Graphic Organizer


Option 1Free Printable Tuck Everlasting Constructive Response Graphic Organizer

Have students use the graphic organizer for notes. Notice the notes in the photo above are not in complete sentences. Glue the organizer to the left side of the notebook page. On the right side of the notebook, students use the notes to write the details in paragraph form.

Option 2

Students complete the organizer by writing complete sentences.


Tuck Everlasting is full of symbolism. Students will begin thinking about life and death including the best ways to live life. This quote is just of sample of what the novel entails, “Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.”

Another important concept is the idea that life is like a Ferris wheel. This graphic organizer helps students begin their thoughts at the beginning of the novel. Just click on the image to download the pdf version of this organizer.Free Printable Tuck Everlasting Constructive Response Graphic Organizer

Activities on the Web

Tuck Everlasting Book Unit Preview

This preview contains the two organizers here plus an overview of the unit.


Free Organizer to use with Tuck Everlasting
Tuck Everlasting Notebook & Activity Unit


Tuck Everlasting Book Unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook and game activities. Vocabulary, constructive response writing, and skill practice are all included.

Gay Miller


1 comment

  1. Elke

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this post and the rest of the site is
    also very good.

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