Written by Mary B. Collins
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.
21 Daily Lessons
Short answer study questions
Multiple choice quiz questions
Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment
3 detailed writing assignments
Individual and group activities
Critical thinking discussion questions
5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced)
Review puzzles & games
Bulletin board ideas
Reproducible student materials
A Few Additional Notes
There are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions. The detailed writing assignment sheets guide students through the assignments. The first assignment is to express personal opinions: students are given a choice between living in our world today or living in the Midwest in the 1840s and are asked to write a composition in which they explain which they would choose and why they would choose it. The second assignment is to persuade: students pretend to be any character in the book except Huck Finn. The assignment is to write a letter to Huck convincing him to live with the Widow Douglas and become civilized. They may use any arguments except the one Tom used in the book. The third assignment is to inform: students write a composition in which they tell about the nonfiction article they have read relating to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. This assignment is in preparation for the oral presentation they will have to make on the same topic.
The class activity is to plan and have a Tom Sawyer Day, an old-fashioned picnic with food and games.
These materials are geared for whole class use but are very easily adapted for independent study work, lit circles or book groups, home school use, or tutoring. If you have never taught this book before, this manual will give you a great foundation of materials on a variety of levels. If you have taught this book before, you might like to know that many veteran teachers have told us they have found our LitPlan Teacher Pack manuals to be much more thorough and more helpful than other materials they have used.
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