Day 1

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Please read the Preface and Chapters 1 to 5.

Common Core Objectives

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Note that it is perfectly fine to expand any day’s work into two days depending on the characteristics of the class, particularly if the class will engage in all of the suggested classroom exercises and activities and discuss all of the thought questions.

Content Summary for Teachers


Common in novels in the decades before the Civil War, these notes served to convince the reader the narrative was grounded in fact and/or had some educational or moral quality. Twain informs the...

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