Unit Plan for Mark Twain and American Humor
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 summaries of the texts. Students watch a video on Twain and research online about the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor. Finally, students create brochures to illustrate Twain's humor.