Unit Plan

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

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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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Classroom Considerations
  • Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," Harris' "Old Southwest," and Hawthorne's "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" are the anchor stories used in the three lessons
  • The packet includes background information about each writer, activities that focus on the techniques the writers employ, and assessments
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