Tuck Everlasting - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 6-8

Setting: Rural New York, 1880

Genre: Imaginative USA

Page Count: 54 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 7-8 weeks

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Feeling "cooped up" and tired of living under the strict discipline of her parents and grandmother, 10-year-old Winnie Foster decides to run away from home. When she ventures out on her own, she discovers a young man in her family's wood who belongs to a remarkable family with a remarkable claim: that the water from a spring in the forest has blessed (or cursed) them with immortality.
Mae Tuck, the family's matriarch, kidnaps Winnie in order to keep this secret safe, but the stranger in the yellow suit is already on the Tucks' trail, eager to exploit their secret for his own financial gain. Is eternal life a blessing or a curse?
Winnie must decide whether she believes the Tucks' claim, if she will trust and help them, andbefore her adventures endwhether or not to join them on their never-ending journey.

Progeny Press Tuck Everlasting Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your Middle School grade student with:

About the Author: Learn about Natalie Babbitt, the imaginative author. Gain insights into her life and other notable works that have left a mark in the world of children's literature.
Vocabulary: Heighten your understanding of the novel's vocabulary through activities crafted to improve retention and learning.
Literary Techniques: Analyze the careful crafting of setting, rich description, foreshadowing, the use of symbols, in-context language exploration, dictionary usage, similes, metaphors, compare and contrast methods, the incorporation of epilogues, motivations that drive the narrative, and the recurring use of motifs
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Examine themes such as the significance of family, the value of obedience, the power of names, the impact of fear, the routines that shape our lives, the profound nature of death, the concept of sacrifice, the quest for freedom, the complexity of choices, the belief that God brings good even in challenging situations.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Pick from numerous extracurriculars, from contemplating immortality and exploring the historical context of Juan Ponce de Leon to delving into the late 1800s, challenging your mind with word searches, conducting interviews, engaging in dramatic interpretations, expressing creativity through writing, art, and music, constructing timelines, and crafting insightful essays.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt.

All of Progeny Press' language arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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    2 Reviews

  • Posted by Jeffrey J. on 17th Mar 2015


    Never disappointed

    Progeny Press literature guides never disappoint! I love that they make biblical connections to the book, encourage students to dig deeper into what they are reading, and yet don't drag out the book so long the kids lose interest. My only wish is that the e-guide version allowed unlimited access, rather than on 2 devices for just a year. I would like all of my kids to have access on their various kindles when they are each old enough to enjoy the book. Progeny Press Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! Our eGuides are available to download from our site as many times as you wish for 1 year from date of purchase. Once downloaded, you have permanent access to the file as long as you do not manually remove it from your computer's memory. I hope this helps!

  • Posted by Suzanne F. on 18th Apr 2014


    Tuck Everlasting E-guide fantastic!

    Purchased this guide for my 6th grader. I've used the Lit guides before but never the e-guide. Loved it because my son would rather type than handwrite out everything. As a Christian, I wanted a guide that provided more thought provoking questions AND had an overall Christian tone. In addition to many well-written literal and analytical questions, there were deeper probing questions that got my student into Scripture, seeing how the story and themes of Tuck Everlasting applied. Vocabulary covers "everyday words" as well as more challenging words. Thanks Progeny Press! Once again, another great product!