Day 5

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

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    Classroom Activities: Mark Twain: Writer, Salesman, Marketeer

    Kind of Activity:

    Collaborative Writing

    Objective:

    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:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.9

    Structure:

    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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