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121 reviewed resources for the adventures of tom sawyer

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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 Tom Sawyer Chapters 11-13 Summary

For Students 8th - 12th
Designed as a check for understanding, this fill-in-the-blank worksheet provides prewritten summaries for chapters 11-13 of Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Scattered throughout these brief summaries are blanks that need...
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Going Beyond Adjectives: Using Tom Sawyer for Descriptive Writing

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore descriptive language using parts of the novel Tom Sawyer. In this descriptive writing lesson plan, students read passages from Tom Sawyer, identifying the descriptive language. Students then write a friendly letter...
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Language Arts Jeopardy

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Be the next Alex Trebek in this language arts themed Jeopardy game! Categories include Lit Terms, Short Stories, Romeo and Juliet, Tom Sawyer, and The Miracle Worker. By clicking on each category (points from 1-5), a slide with the...
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Tom Sawyer Final

For Students 5th - 7th
This five-part exam tests readers' knowledge of vocabulary, characters, events, and the historical background of Mark Twain's classic. The resource might best be used as a group review project.
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Concept: Superstition

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners identify the role of superstition in their own lives, in society, and in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. In this superstition lesson, students discuss urban legends and listen to a related song to introduce the topic....
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Lesson Plan-The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the concept of mischief.  In this literature analysis lesson, students investigate various instances of mischief in the story The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.   After reading the story, students are assigned to small groups...
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Mark Twain's Cave

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the cave described in Mark Twain's famous novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. They read a passage from the book and explore how the cave has been used throughout history.
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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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The Glorious Whitewasher

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young readers can be exposed to the literary works of Mark Twain as they interact with challenging text and gain experience by reading the complex passages of chapter two "The Glorious Whitewasher" from his famous book, The Adventures of...
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From Mark Twain to David Bowie: The Artistic Persona vs. The Individual

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of public image. In this public persona lesson, students discover what public image is and discuss the role of an author's life when interpreting pieces of their work.
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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...
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Excerpt from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
A passage from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn provides the text for a comprehension exercise that asks readers to respond to a series of text-based questions.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer or Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students complete vocabulary work based on the works of Mark Twain. In this vocabulary lesson, students label the parts of a steamboat and examine the use of river and steamboat jargon. They research the word meanings using Internet...
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Reading Guide

For Students 8th - 10th
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 88 short answer questions based on Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: An Interdisciplinary Unit

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders perform a play and create a PowerPoint presentation. In this interdisciplinary unit on Mark Twain, 6th graders perform the play Whitewashing the Fence (included in this instructional activity) and identify the major story...
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Determine the Theme of a Text

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Theme can be as tricky as Tom Sawyer's schemes, but there are ways to help learners figure out what the author is trying to say in a text. Class members look for evidence from the text that supports their theme and make sure their theme...
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Analyze the Experience of Individual Characters in Their Shared World

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Teach your class how to consider both sides of the story by analyzing two characters' individual perspectives in the same moment or interaction within a text. Record and compare the viewpoints with a Venn diagram. Class members can then...
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Revise Thinking About a Character Based on New Details from the Text

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Instead of simply adding character traits to a list, or scrapping traits when new information is provided, challenge class members to revise their thinking and determine how a character changes over the course of a story. The video...
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Apply the Theme of a Text to Real Life

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Connect literature to life with the concluding lesson in this video series based on chapter two of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Class members review the theme and evidence before thinking of how it might apply to their own lives. In...
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Develop a Theory About Two Characters' Relationship

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Character relationships enrich a text. Examine the relationship between two characters in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and use the method explained in this video to structure the analysis. Pupils can determine traits of each character...
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Preview a Text Using the Title and Illustrations

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
When pupils strategically preview a text, they go into their reading with a better idea of what is to come. Keep them from rushing by following the steps in the video or presentation provided in this resource. The video models how to...
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Interpret the Text Through a Key Phrase

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
What is one way to deduce what the author really wants readers to take away from a text? A key phrase or quote! Challenge your learners to find the most important quote in order to sum up the story in just a few words. First, have them...
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Exploring the Cave

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students read and discuss Tom Sawyer's cave adventure. In this realistic writing lesson, students create original stories of their cave adventure which must include 2 landforms, 2 animals and 2 characteristics of caves. Students compare...