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American Literary Humor: Mark Twain, George Harris, and Nathaniel Hawthorne

For Teachers 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. 
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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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Digital Curation: Life and Times of Mark Twain

For Teachers 7th - 8th
By digitally organizing research, your class leaves a legacy for future students 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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Mark Twain: Interpreting Literature through Conventions of Language & Vocabulary

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Learners decipher the use of standard and non-standard English in Mark Twain literature. As a class or in small groups, they discuss dialect and slang. They map the concept of standard English, dialect, slang, vernacular, accent, drawl,...
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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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Mark Twain- Mini Biography

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Introduce readers to Mark Twain with a mini biography that details Twain's life and works.
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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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Understanding Dialect as Used by Mark Twain

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
A reading of Mark Twain’s The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County not only offers pupils an opportunity to practice their listening skills but also provides them with examples of dialectic speech. This is the gol’derndest lesson...
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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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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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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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Mark Twain Lesson Plans

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Celebrate the birthday of Mark Twain and learn about American life and literature along the great Mississippi River.
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Mark Twain and the American West

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students analyze Mark Twain's "Western" voice. In this literature lesson, students read Roughing It by Twain and watch "The West." Students examine Twain's history and compare it to the history of America's developing West. Students...
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Unit Plan for Mark Twain and American Humor

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students create brochures about the humor of Mark Twain. In this literature-analysis lesson plan, students read "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" and other short stories by Twain. Students write analytical paragraphs and...
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The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

For Teachers 6th
Students analyze The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain. In this classic literature unit, students read The Prince and the Pauper, discuss what they have read and write a thoughtful response. This unit includes eleven lessons,...
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Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

For Students 4th - 6th
This worksheet provides a creative review of the book Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Students answer 8 questions in which they match pictures to important objects in the story, review conversations in the story, and play a game involving the...
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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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Mark Twain: His Life and Works

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research life and times of Mark Twain. A multitude of activities are designed for use school-wide. All materials needed are provided in this comprehensive month-long lesson.
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Mark Twain and American Humor

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
“The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” is famous, in part, because it established a uniquely American form of humor. For this famous story, Mark Twain combines the tall-tale, the dialect story, and satire. Here is a resource...
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"The 1,000,000 Pound Bank Note" by Mark Twain

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Compare real events from Mark Twain's life to events in the story. Middle school readers identify point-of-view, its purpose, and its reliability by citing two examples. They describe the tone of the story using four examples and...
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The Prince and the Pauper

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Mark Twain, the famous American author, is often studied in the school system. Use "The Prince and the Pauper" to analyze the differences between the text and its video version.  This activity includes several culminating project ideas...
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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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A Report From the 21st Century - Mark Twain

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars look at Twain, the humorist - considered America's favorite storyteller and the funniest man in the world at the time. Students stretch the truth about a personal experience, and consider how delivery affects impact.
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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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