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.
The anchor chart above pairs with the constructed response graphic organizer below.
Ways to Use the 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.
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.
Activities on the Web
- Comic Book Summaries
- 22 Page Guide from Glencoe Literature Library
- A Reading Guide to Tuck Everlasting
(60 page guide from Scholastic)
Tuck Everlasting Book Unit Preview
This preview contains the two organizers here plus an overview of the unit. This is the same sample as the links above.
Tuck Everlasting Book Unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook and game activities. Vocabulary, constructive response writing, and skill practice are all included.