Teacher Guide

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

In the DAY 1 activity "Visual Rhetoric and Illustrated Editions" students will learn about visual rhetoric via the OWL@Perdue visual rhetoric page. They will then examine an original illustrated Dore Bible (or Dore's version of Poe's The Raven) and examine the illustrations in the original version of Tom Sawyer (1884 edition). Both texts are linked to via Project Gutenberg. Students will use visual rhetoric to analyze relationship between images and narrative in both sources.

In the DAY 2 activity "American Superstition and Folklore" students will learn the meaning of both terms, and research one example of an American superstition and one example of American Folklore, via a number of...

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