Critically acclaimed when it was first published, Tuck Everlasting has become a much-loved, well-studied modern-day classic. This anniversary edition features an in-depth interview conducted by Betsy Hearne in which Natalie Babbitt takes a look at Tuck Everlasting twenty-five years later. What if you could live forever? Is eternal life a blessing or a curse? That is what young Winnie Foster must decide when she discovers a spring on her family’s property whose waters grant immortality. Members of the Tuck family, having drunk from the spring, tell Winnie of their experiences watching life go by and never growing older. But then Winnie must decide whether or not to keep the Tucks’ secret—and whether or not to join them on their never-ending journey. Praise for Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt: “A fearsome and beautifully written book that can't be put down or forgotten.” —The New York Times “Exciting and excellently written.” —The New York Times Book Review “With its serious intentions and light touch the story is, like the Tucks, timeless.” —Chicago Sun-Times “Probably the best work of our best children's novelist.” —Harper's “Natalie Babbitt's great skill is spinning fantasy with the lilt and sense of timeless wisdom of the old fairy tales. . . . It lingers on, haunting your waking hours, making you ponder.” —The Boston Globe “This book is as shapely, crisp, sweet, and tangy as a summer-ripe pear.” —Entertainment Weekly This title has Common Core connections.
Reproducible Reading Study Guides that give students the background and support they need to understand and enjoy literature. With these reading guides, your students will practice reading comprehension skills, sharpen their vocabulary and learn to identify literary elements.
In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Tuck Everlasting tells the story of a young girl and a family who proves the downside to immortality. Winnie Foster wants to run away from home. One day, she meets a boy named Jesse Tuck drinking from a spring on her family's property. He warns her never to drink the water. His mother and brother take Winnie away with them to explain their story. Winnie learns that the Tuck family drank from the spring on their way to town only to discover that the water is magical and renders the drinker immortal. Meanwhile, a mysterious man is hunting down the Tuck family, in hopes of finding their secret. With their secret soon to be unleashed, the Tuck family must run off, leaving Winnie behind. Winnie is then met with the decision whether she should drink from the spring and become immortal herself. Tuck Everlasting is a story of secrecy and immortality. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.
These assessment questions for Tuck Everlasting are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers. Students have to support their opinions and inferences with examples from the text.
These post-reading activities for Tuck Everlasting allow students to share their understanding of characters, plot, and settings of the novel. They have opportunities to write, draw, and perform based on what they've learned.
These leveled discussion questions about Tuck Everlasting require students to read closely, make connections, and share their analyses. Included are leveled comprehension questions and suggested answers.