- Recommended Grade Level:
- Midwest America, 1840's
- American Literature, Historical Literature
- Study Guide Author:
- Gregory Power
- For the Book By:
- Mark Twain
- Study Guide Page Count:
- 78 pages
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Through Mark Twain’s classic adventure of friendship, slavery, coming-of-age, and freedom, students will learn:
Author Biography: Learn about Mark Twain and the fascinating background behind the author and novel.
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: In context, dialect, personas, jargon, synonyms, descriptive writing, extended metaphor, simile, hyperbole, personification, turning point/crisis, dramatic plot structure, exposition, rising action, denouement.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Heaven/Providence, prayer, superstition, moral decisions, compassion, conscience, breaking the law to do good (anti-slavery), hypocrisy, true believers vs. false prophets.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Research slavery in the early 1800s, Map work including the Mississippi River, creative writing story version, analyze controversial issues, quest for freedom theme, letter to editor, analyze racism elements, upbringing/societal vs. one’s conscience, decision making, timelines, diorama, illustrations, newspaper article, dramatic production, field trips.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books and movies that tie in with, or are similar to, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!
Learn More about the Book
Read the story summary of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and get the book HERE.
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