Process

TASK: GATHERING INFORMATION

Using the novel, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, make a list of each character you will be writing a journal entry for. Then gather information about the character from the text. Use the questions below to help you gather information about each character.

Use the following questions to help guide you in forming your journal entry research. Remember to organize your notes using the Cornell Note format.

QUESTIONS TO GET YOU STARTED:

1. How does the character talk? Do they talk a lot? Loudly? Softly? Properly? Use slang words?

2. How old is the character?

3. What are the character's interests/hobbies>

4. How do they view their life?

5. What is the character often thinking about?

6. What does the character dream about?

7. What does the character wish for?

Now that you have gathered information from the novel, use the internet sites to add to your research. Remember to organize your notes using the Cornell Note format.

Internet sites:

CHARACTER TRAITS:  http://home.att.net/~teaching/litcircl/charact.pdf

Read  the character traits listed on the web page and see which ones describe the characters from Tuck Everlasting. Select 2 for each character that applies to them. For 6 characters you will have a total of 12 character traits. Some characters may have the same traits as others.

TO GET YOU THINKING: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value_of_life

Please note that the Wikipedia site is a site full of supported OPINIONS and the site should not be read as FACT alone.

LIVE FOREVER: http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,56482-0.html

TASK: WRITING THE ROUGH DRAFT

Now that you have your brainstorming and web research in front of you, it is time to start organizing your ideas into your rough draft journal entries.

 

TASK:

Now that you have written your four rough draft journal entries, it is now time to revise, edit and rewrite your final journal entries.

REVISE:

1. Reread each journal entry slowly and carefully. Ask yourself the following questions:

    -Does the journal entry flow well? Is it easy to read?

    -Does the journal entry answer the prompt questions?

    -Does the journal entry support the answers to the prompt questions from the novel   and the internet?

EDIT:

1. Have I checked each journal entry for misspelled words?

2. Are all my sentences, singular I's and proper nouns capitalized?

3. Do all my sentences have proper end punctuation?

Use this site as a reference: http://www.m-w.com/

 

REWRITE:

1. Now it is time to rewrite my six journal entries.