Day 7

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

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    Classroom Activities: Lost in the Labyrinth

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing

    Objective:

    To understand Twain's use of Mythology; to understand the source material; to explain how source material fits into Tom Sawyer

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.9, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.1

    Structure:

    Twain has employed Folklore and superstition throughout Tom Sawyer to depict the culture of rural America, to represent the perspective of children, and to expose the hypocrisy of several adult beliefs. However, Twain also draws on mythology to create some of the adventures in the novel.

    One of the clearest examples of the use of mythological sources is Twain's use of the...

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