2Chapter 1Draw a picture of what you think Treegap looks like.
3Chapter 2 Create a character map of Mae Tuck Cinderella Lives with her evil stepmother and step sisters.Is unhappy working as aServant, but she is a goodpersonCinderellaMice help her prepareFor the ball.Has a fairy god motherMeets the prince, loses herGlass slipper
4Chapter 3 What books have you enjoyed reading? Why? Were you able to make a connection to the text?Write about how relating to a book can help you understand the book better.Have you ever felt like Winnie does- like running away? Describe how you felt and how your feelings were similar to Winnie’s.
5Chapter 4Foreshadowing is another author’s craft. An author uses foreshadowing to give readers a hint about something that will happen later in the story. This creates tension in the reader’s mind and makes the story more exciting. It also helps tie the story together by relating early events to later ones. (pg. 18?)Whom or what do you think the man in the yellow suit is searching for?
6After you read Chapter 4Imagery is language that an author uses to illustrate with words the characters and events in a book. Imagery can include both descriptive language and figurative language.Figurative language can consist of similes and metaphors.Can you find an example of a simile in the text?
7Chapter 5 The Wood Winnie Foster thinks about running away. Winnie tells her troubles to the toad.She goes into the wood.The stranger talks to Winnie. He is looking for a family.Winnie meets Jesse, Mae, and Miles in the wood.The WoodTuck family has looked the same for 87 years.A stranger stops at the Foster gate, and he is looking for someone.Owned by the FostersAsh tree and spring at centerMae has a music box.He wears a yellow suit and is “tall and narrow.”Mae Tuck sets out to meet her two sons, Jesse and Miles.
9After reading Chapter 7What do you think about the Tuck’s story? Back up your thinking with examples from the book.If you were Winnie, would you believe them? Why or why not?List some parts of Chapter 7 that are fantasy, and others that are realistic.
10Chapter 8-9Character development- It is important not only to look at what a character is like at a particular moment in time, but also to watch how the character changes over time.Have you noticed any changes in Winnie since the beginning of the book? For what reasons has she changed?
11Chapters 8-9Winnie is constantly watched and protected by her family. She’s tired of it and wants to do something interesting. She’s determined to run away.Winnie realizes she’s afraid to run away, but she has enough courage to sneak off into the wood by herself.After being kidnapped, Winnie feels frightened and helpless.Ch
12Chapters 10-11Comparing and contrasting is a comprehension skill that you can use to understand the story, including setting, theme, and characters. By noticing similarities and differences between characters, you can understand what a character is doing and, more importantly, why the character is doing it.Develop a compare-contrast chart for Winnie and the Tucks home.
13Chapters 10-11 Compare and contrast Winnie’s home and the Tucks home. How does Winnie feel now?
14Chapters 10-11 Winnie’s home life Very organized Lots of rules Uncomfortable way of lifeLimitedIn a lonely spotTuck’s home lifeVery little rulesVery dirty houseComfortableFree to do almost anythingfriendly
15Chapters 12-13One theme is the idea that life is a natural cycle. Images of a wheel, hub, or circle recur throughout the text.Make inter-textual connections to other books that you have read or movies that you have seen that employ recurring ideas or images.
16Chapters 12-13 Story Themes A story theme is repeated images, a major idea, or the point of the story.Do you notice any familiar or recurring images in Chapters 12 and 13?Where in the book have you seen them before?How are they related to the theme of the story?
17Two recurring elements are: (Ch. 12-13) Water-The water from the spring that gave the Tucks eternal lifeTuck uses the ever-flowing water of the pond to explain to Winnie about the wheel of life.Toads/Frogs--Winnie spoke to a toad outside the fence of her own house,- She noticed the loud croaking of frogs at the Tucks’ pond when she was in the boat with Tuck and then with Miles.
18Chapters 14-15Complete 2 quadrants in your notebook for each chapter.
19After reading Chapters 16-17 Literary Elements:Beginning (Setting, Main characters and problem are introduced)Middle (the characters struggle to solve the problem)Climax- (events lead up to a climax which is the most exciting point in the story)End (the problem is solved/ resolved)What is the central problem or conflict in Tuck Everlasting?
20After reading Chapters 18-19 Complete 2 quadrants for each chapter.Use strategies that you have not used thus far in the book.
21After reading Chapters 20-21 A story graph helps students track changes in the story from beginning to end.She gets to the house and goes over to Grandma’s bed.Very happyThe woodcutter kills the wolf.HappyLittle Red Riding Hood leaves for Grandma’s House.She’s glad to be safe, but her grandmother is gone.Not happyThe wolf jumps out and threatens to eat her.BeginningMiddleEnd
22Story graph Winnie’s feelings change over time Her situation changes over timeYour feelings about the story may have changed over time.Now it is your turn to create a story graph for Tuck Everlasting. You can choose which situation or character changes.
23After reading Chapters 22-23 A theme that emerges throughout Tuck Everlasting is the complex relationship between being responsible and following the law.What are laws?How do the people who live in a community benefit when everyone knows and follows the laws?How important is your responsibility to do what you think is right? How important is your responsibility to obey the law?When your own sense of right and wrong goes against what the law says, what should you do? Why?
24Why do you think she should drink the water? Chapters (Cont.)Predict whether you think Winnie will go back to the spring when she is 17 , and why?Why do you think she should drink the water?Why do you think she should not drink the water.
25After reading Chapter 24 What is “Point of view”? Stories can be written in first-person or third-person point of view.If the character, or narrator, uses the words I and me to refer to himself or herself, the story is written in first-person.If the narrator is outside the story and uses words such as he, she, him, and her to refer to the characters in the story, the story is written in 3rd person.
26First person Point of View- -I clasped my trembling hands thankfully. -One by one I kissed them back.Third Person Point of View-Winnie clasped her trembling hands thankfully.One by one she kissed them back.
27What point of view did Natalie Babbitt use to write Tuck Everlasting? In some stories the third-person narrator can describe the thoughts and feelings of only one character. In other stories the third-person narrator can describe the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters.Why do you think that the author chose to limit the descriptions to the thoughts and feelings of Winnie.How did this affect the way readers experience the story?How would the story be different if the narrator described only Jesse’s thoughts and feelings instead of Winnie’s?
28After reading Chapter 25Do you think the central problem or conflict in the story has been resolved?The man in the yellow suit is dead, Mae Tuck has been rescued from prison, so the secret of the spring is safe.What questions still remain unanswered?Turn and talk with your partner.
29EpilogueAn epilogue is a short section at the end of a book that often explains what happens to characters after the main action of the story is over.What clues does the author use to reveal when the events of the epilogue take place?How does the author use the gravestone to give details about what happened to Winnie?