Day 1

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

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    Classroom Activities: The Law of Human Action: Whitewashing the Fence

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing


    Students will provide a summary of the chapter in their own words, explain the meaning of the moral "lesson" of the chapter, connect the explanation to the summary, and develop that connection in writing.

    Common Core Standards:


    • Prepare the class by quickly going over the the main points of Chapter Two. (5 minutes)
    • Ask the students to write a paragraph summarizing how Tom talks Ben into painting the fence for him. Ask them to focus on the dialogue between...

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