Tuck Everlasting: Directed Reading Thinking Activity

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Encourage close reading for young learners with a lesson based on Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting. The first part of the resource guides readers through a Directed Reading Thinking Activity (DRTA), prompting them to make predictions based on the pictures they see and the first part of the book that they read.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the DRTA strategy at the beginning of each chapter to reinforce close reading
  • Have readers discuss their observations and predictions in literacy groups or lit circles 
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson contains scripted elements, which you could use if you'd like, or omit if you have another way to demonstrate the activity

  • Provides a graphic organizer for readers to record their predictions
  • Versatile reading strategy would work for any book or short story

  • None
Common Core