Lesson Plan

Lessons Learned in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

To conclude a study of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, class members create illustrated newsletters about Huck's lessons as he journeys down the Mississippi River. Using Microsoft Publisher, pairs copy, save, and import illustrations from the original edition of the novel into their newsletter.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Set aside prep time to become familiar with Microsoft Publisher
  • Walk pupils through how to use Microsoft Publisher, especially how to import and save illustrations
  • Post the newsletters on a Huck Finn-themed wall
Classroom Considerations
  • Presumes class members have read and discussed The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Pairs need access to devices with internet and Microsoft Publisher 
  • Requires copies of the rubric and example newsletters
  • It does not address the problematic language in the novel
  • Class members learn how to use the Microsoft Publisher program
  • The activity draws readers' attention to how Twain uses satire for social criticism
  • It does not include detailed instructions for how to save or import illustrations