The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Writing Assignment

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Ask learners to focus on one scene in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in order to write an analytical essay about Twain's ideas surrounding childhood. The final assignment in a unit, this writing prompt requires learners to use textual evidence from the novel alongside their own arguments.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Support learners by walking them through finding evidence and integrating quotes into their work
Classroom Considerations

  • You may wish to use the rubric as a guide when creating your own grading criteria if the exact requirements listed don't match your own
Pros

  • Provides the steps for introducing the assignment and getting students started with writing
  • Comes with a rubric, a peer review sheet, and an assignment page to hand out to learners
Cons

  • None
Common Core