"The Celebrated / Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain
Lesson plans and teaching resources

"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
Text of the story.

"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
In this lesson students explore the use of situational irony to create humor. Lesson includes text of the story, vocabulary, questions for analysis, close reading, and discussion. Access requires Adobe Reader.

"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" vocabulary
30 words presented in order from the story and in context, with definition. Click on a word for pronunciation, synonyms, examples of use, more.

Jim Smiley and his Jumping Frog
This lesson uses parts of "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" in a lesson designed for grades 3-5. Access requires Adobe Reader or compatible application.

The Jumping Frog Jubilee is an actual event people take seriously
Photos from Jumping Frog competition in California. Preview for appropriateness of other links on the site.

Make an Origami Jumping Frog
The instructions are presented in two-color pictures and are easy to follow.

Mark Twain and American Humor from EdSitement
In this three-part lesson, students examine structure and characterization in the short story and consider the significance of humor through a study of "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."



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