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133 resources with the keyterm mark twain

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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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You Can't Buy Love - But You May Need Toilet Paper

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What will I be? What do I want to be? What will I have to do to achieve this goal? These are the essential questions that launches a research project that asks like-minded individuals to identify their goals, the costs of the practical...
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I Need a Hero

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
“Where have all the good men gone and where are all the gods?”  Are you holding out for a hero? A Ulysses, a lightsaber-wielding Luke Skywalker, or a street-wise Hercules like Huck Finn? Learners explore the heroic archetype, heroes in...
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Satire and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Does Mark Twain’s satire become sarcasm and does he cross the line of propriety in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? As an introduction of satire, class members view an excerpt from The Daily Show and discuss Stewart's use of this...
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Satire in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

For Students 10th - 12th
How is satire used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? High schoolers respond to nine short answer questions that require them to read passages from the novel and identify what the passages are satirizing. 
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Finding the Main Idea

For Students 8th - 9th
After reading chapter 17 of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, give this graphic organizer to your kids to find the main idea. The circles are small and will probably spark complaints, but the main idea should never be lengthy; it should be...
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Twain's Use of Descriptive Settings

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Offer your class methods for understanding and creating setting in a written work. Much of the focus here is on fluency, so class members spend a good amount of time simply writing about places that are significant to them, and...
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Digital Curation: Life and Times of Mark Twain

For Teachers 7th - 8th
By digitally organizing research, your class leaves a legacy for future learners on the life and times of Mark Twain. Before reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, scholars conduct group research projects on one of six (listed) topics....
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A Literature of Democracy

For Teachers 12th
Read excerpts from Ralph Waldo Emerson's speech "American Scholar" to address and analyze passages from American literary works. Seniors will discuss three quotations from the text and read excerpts from the address. They then work in...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Study Help Essay Questions

For Students 5th - 8th
Use these study questions to test your class on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. These mostly higher-level questions have the potential to be test questions, discussion questions, homework questions, or essay questions. The...
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Mark Twain: Straddling the Civil War

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Mark Twain's life, politics, writing, and role as a mirror of pre- and post-Civil War American culture are the focus 11th and 12th graders in this section from an expansive author study. A critical writing assignment comparing Twain to...
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Critical Ways of Seeing The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in Context

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students complete a unit of lessons examining the cultural context of the novel, 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.' They write a critique of the novel, compare/contrast two published critiques, and explore various websites.
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Short Story Lesson Plan: “The Californian’s Tale”

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the theme of "The Californian's Tale" by Mark Twain. After reading Twain's short story, they identify and study its literary theme. Additionally, they analyze information and relationships in the piece, and write...
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Packet

For Students 9th - 12th
Readers of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are directed to complete two projects as a part of their study of Mark Twain’s novel.  Individuals craft an organized notebook containing all their work during the study, and they research...
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A Ghost Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do events, characters, setting, and tone work together to create an engaging short story? Would the impact or theme of a story be different if one of these elements were changed? After reading Mark Twain's slightly screwy "A Ghost...
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Birds of a Feather, An Interdisciplinary Unit: Language Arts Wing

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
If a blue jay could talk, what would it say? Find out by reading Mark Twain's "Jim Baker's Blue-jay Yarn" with your class. Make sure to discuss dialect beforehand and adopt the accent while you read. Compare and contrast American English...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Ch. 1-5 Quiz

For Students 8th - 12th
Test basic plot understanding with this quiz for the first five chapters of Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Quiz-takers answer a series of multiple choice, short answer, and analogy questions to complete this assessment....
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Study Guide

For Students 8th - 12th
Check understanding of plot with a study guide for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Separated into sections, you might split this up into pieces or give it to individuals as a packet. The questions are mostly lower level,...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Chapters 14-15 Summary

For Students 8th - 12th
Is your class reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain? If so, you might be interested in this cloze-style summary activity for chapters 14 and 15. Class members use a word bank to fill in the blanks. Use this resource as a...
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Semantic Feature Analysis

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Racist, independent, conflicted? Readers of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn brainstorm words that describe the traits of characters in Twain’s novel and then rate these qualities in several of their favorite characters. Individuals...
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Cloze Procedure

For Students 11th - 12th
Are your readers ready for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? Use a cloze procedure to determine if the reading level of Twain’s classic is appropriate for your pupils. The cloze passage, an answer key, as well as directions and a score...
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Mark Twain and Huckleberry Finn Introductory Lessons

For Teachers 9th - 11th
“What is the role or function of controversial art? And, should children, our children, be required—forced—to study certain works they may find painful or humiliating or offensive?” Robert Zalisk’s question, found in his article, “Uproar...
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: The Controversy

For Teachers Higher Ed
First banned in 1885 because it was seen as “immoral in its tone,” as “trash of the veriest sort,” the controversy over The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn continues today. While some consider Twain’s story “a masterpiece” others contend...