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Tuck Everlasting Book Club Focused on Figurative Language

Tuck Everlasting Book Club Focused on Figurative Language

Natalie Babbitt's classic fantasy novel, Tuck Everlasting, follows the adventures of ten-year-old Winnie Foster who is eager to leave her home in Treegap in search of adventure. The novel explores the idea of making a difference. Students will have the opportunity to explore the choices Winnie makes and the value of life inside of expertly crafted scenes. By using extensive imagery and figurative language the author invites readers to engage with similes, metaphors, and personification to construct meaning and developing an appreciation of figurative language.

  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 6 book club meetings focused on Figurative Language
  • Chapter by chapter discussion questions and key vocabulary
  • Book Club calendar
  • Conversation prompts
  • Student self-evaluations forms
  • Reading response board
  • Culminating activity
  • Instructional focus assessment, answer key, and rubric
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Natalie Babbitt's classic fantasy novel, Tuck Everlasting, follows the adventures of ten-year-old Winnie Foster who is eager to leave her home in Treegap in search of adventure. The novel explores the idea of making a difference. Students will have the opportunity to explore the choices Winnie makes and the value of life inside of expertly crafted scenes. By using extensive imagery and figurative language the author invites readers to engage with similes, metaphors, and personification to construct meaning and developing an appreciation of figurative language.

  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 6 book club meetings focused on Figurative Language
  • Chapter by chapter discussion questions and key vocabulary
  • Book Club calendar
  • Conversation prompts
  • Student self-evaluations forms
  • Reading response board
  • Culminating activity
  • Instructional focus assessment, answer key, and rubric
  • This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Club resources

The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

The instructional overview includes instructional background for figurative language, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to the Tuck Everlasting Book Club.

Author Natalie Babbitt uses figurative language to tell the story of Tuck Everlasting. This Book Club begins with an introduction to the power the author's words have in creating strong mental images for the reader.

This Tuck Everlasting Book Club meeting focuses on identifying the metaphors that author Natalie Babbitt uses to tell the story. Students will examine how metaphors help them visualize the story elements.

In Tuck Everlasting, author Natalie Babbitt creates a magical feeling through the use of similes. Student discussion will include how the use of similes helps them to better understand the text.

The use of personification helps the reader to create vivid mental images which leads to a more complete understanding of the story. Natalie Babbitt creates a fairytale-like setting for the reader to visualize in Tuck Everlasting.

Author Natalie Babbitt's careful choice of words in Tuck Everlasting provides the reader with both positive and negative connotations. Exploring the additional meaning that goes with the author's choice of words is the focus of this Book Club meeting.

This final Tuck Everlasting Book Club meeting allows the students to reflect on how author Natalie Babbitt's use of figurative language enhances the reader's understanding of the text.

Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with figurative language.
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Standard Alignment
Book Title:
Tuck Everlasting
Book Author:
Natalie Babbitt
Grade Level:
6
Genre(s):
Fantasy
F&P Guided Reading Level:
W
DRA Level:
60
Reading Recovery Level:
Theme(s):
Adventure, Friendship
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TEKS
Common Core Alignment: RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.6.7, RL.6.9, RL.6.10, W.6.8, W.6.9, SL.6.1a, SL.6.1b, SL.6.1c, L.6.6, L.6.4a, L.6.5
Vocabulary Connections: L.6.6, L.6.4a, L.6.5
TEKS Alignment: 6.3A, 6.3B, 6.3C, 6.4, 6.6A, 6.6B, 6.6C, 6.8, 6.9, 6.26A, 6.27, 6.28
Vocabulary Connections: 6.2B, 6.2A, 6.2C
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