Mark Twain
Lesson plans for Tom Sawyer and other works

|Mark Twain: Background, Criticism, and E-Texts| |Adventures of Huckleberry Finn| |The Adventures of Tom Sawyer| |A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court| |No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger| |"The Notorious Jumping Frog" and other stories| |The Prince and the Pauper| |Pudd'nhead Wilson| |Roughing It|

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Background, Criticism, and E-Texts

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Downloadable text of the novel in multiple formats, including EPUB, Kindle, and plain text.

Twain and Technology
Background information and classroom activities focusing on the technology discussed in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

Yankee Homepage
Background, e-text, sources, ads, illustrations, reviews, and analysis of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger

No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger
Text of the story in multiple formats, including EPUB, Kindle, and plain text.

"The Celebrated / Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" and other stories

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The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper
Through oral reading of the story, creative projects focusing on plot, main characters, prediction, and viewing the motion picture of the story, students will develop an understanding and an appreciation for classic literature. Students will also understand this work as a historical record and draw upon their knowledge of 16th century England to further appreciate and think critically about this book. This unit is designed for 6th grade and requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classic Edition of The Prince and the Pauper
Chapter-by-chapter summary, questions, vocabulary, historical notes, and activities. Followup and extended activities are listed at the end. Requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

Pudd'nhead Wilson

Pudd'nhead Wilson
A variety of reading strategies and followup activities to support the novel, from an anticipation guide to writing an epilogue.

Roughing It

Mark Twain and the American West
As they investigate how we all have different selves which we project at different times in different ways, [students] study the transformation of Clemens into Twain and put Clemens' life in the context of Westward expansion. As a whole class, students read three chapters of Roughing It.

Mark Twain, Roughing It
Background information, illustrations from the first edition, and e-text of the book.



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