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Short Story Lesson Plan: “The Californian’s Tale”
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...
American Literary Humor: Mark Twain, George Harris, and Nathaniel Hawthorne
9th - 12th
Nathaniel Hawthorne as a humorist? Really? The three lessons in this series focus on the the storytelling style, conventions, and literary techniques employed by Hawthorne, George Washington Harris, and Mark Twain.
Frame Story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
5th - 7th
Mark Twain's frame story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" provides an opportunity for a study of this story-within-a-story pattern. Using an illustrated template, class members record a plot summary of the frame story...
Reader's Theater: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
The opening chapters of Mark Twain's masterpiece, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, can be daunting for some readers. A reader's theater assignment divides the second chapter of the novel into a seven-role script, allowing readers to work...
A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court: Analyzing Story Characters. Setting, and Plot
6th - 12th
Students create a fold-out book in response to reading A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. For this literature-response lesson, students read Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Then, students each create a...