Classroom Activities: Mark Twain: Writer, Salesman, Marketeer
Kind of Activity:
To understand the history of books as commodities; to understand Mark Twain as a salesman and a writer; to create a marketing campaign.
Common Core Standards:
Break the class into small groups. Each group will work together to produce a marketing campaign for Mark Twain's brand new novel of childhood adventure, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
First: Lead the class in a discussion of Twain as a best selling author, and Twain saw writing not as an artistic calling, but as a vocation, as a way to become...
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