Mark Twain
Lesson plans for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer E-Notes Lesson Plan
Summary, analysis, criticism, ideas for group discussions, topics for research and writing, more.

An Adventure with Tom Sawyer
This unit plan is designed for 5th grade. It includes handouts and requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Downloadable text of the novel in multiple formats, including EPUB, Kindle, and plain text.

New 9/19The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Audio file of the novel in multiple formats, including MP3, iTunes, and Ogg Vorbis.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
A variety of reading strategies, including an anticipation guide and vocabulary activity.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Seven discussion questions.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
A variety of activities to support the novel.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Teaching Guide
Biography, background, prereading, questions for active reading and responding. The last few pages include activities for related reading. Requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer Study Guide
Suggestions for class activities and writing topics.

Mark Twain's Cave
In this interdisciplinary lesson designed for grades 3-5, students learn about the geology and ecosystem of the cave that forms the setting for ch. 29-33.

Tom Sawyer Homepage
E-text, ads, illustrations, reviews.

Tom Sawyer: Mythic Adventurer
This lesson, the fourth in a four-part unit on Mark Twain, focuses on the content and style of development in Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and explores the nature of Tom Sawyer as a youthful "American Adam."

Tom Sawyer Vocabulary:

Words are presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, examples of other use, synonyms, more.

Tom Sawyer Whitewashing the Fence
Excerpt from the novel.

Writings on a River: Creating Composite Characters, Like Those of Mark Twain
In this lesson, students read the first chapter in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. They then identify adjectives that help to define a character's personality, such as those of the title character in that book. Finally, students write an original story or scene for a play, based on a composite character of their own creation, after selecting three or more specific character traits.