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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Literature as a Jumping Off Point for Nonfiction Inquiry
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Six 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Tuck Everlasting (ideally a class set)
- Books about Water
- Completed text set to use as a model
- Text sets compiled using topics brainstormed by the students
Grades 3 – 10 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
This interactive invites students to create original multigenre, multimodal works--one drawing and three written texts--making the tool flexible for multiple writing activities.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Flip Book is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long. Students and teachers can use the flip book for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating question and answer booklets.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Stapleless Book can be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless!
Grades 3 – 12 | Mobile App | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Flip Book app is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books.
Grades K – 12 | Mobile App | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Stapleless Book app is designed to allow users to create with ease an eight-page book simply by folding and cutting. Students can choose from several different layouts for the pages of their books.
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- Students should have read the book Tuck Everlasting, or the book that you've chosen, before this lesson is completed. They can read the novel in reading groups, literature circles, independently, or a read-aloud.
- Before Session One, compile a text set that can be used as an example.
- Prior to Session Two, compile text sets based on the topics brainstormed by the students. Refer to the booklist and the Websites listed in the Resources section if needed.
- Make appropriate copies of the rubric for the students.
- Test the Story Map, Flip Book, Stapleless Book and Multigenre Mapper on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.