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215 resources with the concept mark twain

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I Need a Superhero

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Once the class learns about the hero's journey, they'll find it in every story and movie they see! Take characters from their humble beginnings to their atonement and apotheosis with a set of lessons about the hero's journey focusing...
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The Meaning of America: Enterprise and Commerce

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, invite your learners to consider the concept of virtue in a democratic society devoted to gain and self-interest. This stellar resource guides your class members through a close...
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"The Glorious Whitewasher" from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain with Mini-Assessment

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence. Expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Eighth graders are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as...
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Literature Study Guide - The Prince and the Pauper

For Students 7th - 9th
Offering several reading comprehension activities, such as a character map and a plot flow chart, this book report form will help your class through Mark Twain's Prince and the Pauper. The activities in the lesson lend well to class...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Novel Study

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Imagine life before iPhones, mail carriers, or the Internet. With the Adventures of Tom Sawyer novel study, scholar imagine a pre-technology world, invent similes, and summarize the text using an illustrated storyboard. Learners also...
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Mark Twain: Storyteller, Novelist, and Humorist

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Scholars investigate the use of satire in Mark Twain's writing. Literary lovers research the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, political cartoons, and videos to see how Twain uses satire to make the stories more memorable....
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the best-known pieces of American literature. An eBook from the Library of Congress provides access to an early edition of the text. Original layout and illustrations are preserved within.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Planning an adventure with ol' Tom Sawyer? Revist Mark Twain's classic tale with a review crossword puzzle on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
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Personal Narratives: Learning from Lessons Life Teaches Us

For Teachers 7th Standards
"First Appearance," Mark Twain's tale about overcoming stage fright, serves as a model of a personal narrative and gets young writers thinking about milestones in their own lives. After examining student models and considering the...
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

For Students 9th - 12th
Challenge readers of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to test their knowledge of the tale by providing them with a crossword puzzle that asks them to recall characters and events.
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Wells Fargo History Museum: Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Learn about the California Gold Rush from an institution that has been in place since the early days of the American West: Wells Fargo History Museum. From domain-specific vocabulary review to group research projects, an expansive packet...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Writing Assignment

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Ask learners to focus on one scene in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in order to write an analytical essay about Twain's ideas surrounding childhood. The final assignment in a unit, this writing prompt requires learners to use...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Biopoem

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Explore characters in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer through biopoems. Pupils follow the specific formatting presented here to write 11-line poems about characters in the novel.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Cubing Strategy

For Teachers 7th - 10th
The toss of a die determines what questions your pupils will answer in this lesson. Learners respond to questions based on Bloom's taxonomy, discussing The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with classmates along the way. They finish by writing up...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Problematic Situation

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Present your pupils with some moral dilemmas to examine. The scenarios, which learners rank by seriousness individually and then in groups, require learners to think about right and wrong.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: "Chalk Talk Strategy”

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Hold a silent discussion about concepts related to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. After reading chapter seven, learners participate in a whole-class written discussion based on guiding questions written on the board by the teacher. 
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Magic Square Vocabulary

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Before getting too far into The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, support your learners by introducing and practicing some vocabulary that might be unfamiliar to them. The vocabulary exercise here includes 16 words from the third and fourth...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Before Reading Strategy

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Spark interest in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with an anticipatory exercise that begins with a brainstorm around the words heroic and good boy. Pupils then complete an anticipation guide, discuss the results in groups, and...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Concept Analysis

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Ready yourself for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with this analysis of the novel. Included here is a summary of the plot, a list of themes, notes on vocabulary and other issues, a brief analysis of plot elements, and project ideas that...
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Pudd'nhead Wilson: Writing Strategy

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Assign this narrative essay after finishing Puddn'head Wilson. Learners write about their own experiences with overcoming obstacles. A five-step process is laid out on this assignment page.
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Pudd'nhead Wilson: K-W-H-L

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Prejudice is the theme of this Pudd'nhead Wilson KWHL chart. Learners fill out their charts, discuss how to find the answers to their questions, and spend some time researching a topic they want to know more about.
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Pudd'nhead Wilson: Anticipation Guide

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Get your pupils thinking about some of the big ideas present in Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson with this anticipation guide. Learners decided if they believe a series of statements are true or false. A discussion follows.
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Problematic Situation

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Individuals read a series of passages from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, rank the statements from the least to the most racist or stereotypical, and share their rankings and rationales in small groups before a whole class...
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Socratic Seminar

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
After reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and an article about the use of the novel, class members engage in a Socratic seminar focused on whether or not Twain's book should be banned.