Short Story Lesson Plan

Students read and discuss the short story, "The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm," by Mark Twain. They assume the role of the main characters in the story and write a humorous letter of complaint using a business letter format. They also recreate a presentation of the story in the format of their choice, highlighting Twain's absurdity and humor.

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Grade
3rd - 8th
Subjects
English Language Arts
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
4 days
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Research
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