Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 6-8

Setting: Mid-America, 1840s

Genre: American Literature

Page Count: 68 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 8 weeks



Tom Sawyer is one of the most popular protagonists in the history of American literature. Although Tom resides in a small, ordinary Missouri town, his daring exploits land him in the center of many thrilling adventures. Tom lives with his Aunt Polly, an elderly woman who dearly loves her nephew but struggles to control her mischievous charge. Tom loathes going to school or church. He would rather spend time immersed in fictional plots or romancing Becky Thatcher, the new girl in town. Tom envies the life of Huckleberry Finn, the town outcast. Huck, homeless and essentially an orphan, can do whatever he pleases and doesn't have to obey anyone. 
And then, while testing a wart-removal cure in the town graveyard, Tom and Huck witness the brutal murder of Dr. Robinson! Throw in some buried treasure, getting lost in a cave during a Sunday School picnic, and being threatened by Injun Joe and you've got real adventure!

Progeny Press Tom Sawyer Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your Middle School grade student with:

About the Author: Explore the life and works of Mark Twain, gaining insights into the influential author behind The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Vocabulary: Master key vocabulary from the novel through engaging activities that promote retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Delve into the artistry of literature with a focus on satire, characterization, context, descriptive writing, dialect, idiom, tone, similes, metaphors, extended metaphors, foreshadowing, mood, irony, synonyms, poetic justice, plot development, point of view, dynamic and static characters, worldview, and the exploration of stereotypes.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Explore valuable life lessons and character-building values such as resisting peer pressure, embracing maturity, personal responsibility, and the journey to coming-of-age, all within the context of this literary masterpiece.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Engage in a variety of activities, from map work and historical research to crafting comparison papers and reviewing movie adaptations, fostering comprehensive understanding and analytical skills.
Suggestions for Further Reading: Discover more enriching reads, including other works by Mark Twain and books related to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

All of Progeny Press' language arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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  • PDF format makes it easy to use with multiple students
  • Complete answer key PDF file included for the teacher to make grading simple!

Formatted with your Middle School grade student in mind, Progeny Press language arts study guides divide the book into writing assignments and lessons that strengthen their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and refine their critical analysis and writing skills. Each Progeny Press novel study accomplishes all of this without busy work that can drain the fun out of reading and literature! Kids have loved using Progeny Press ELA curriculum in homeschool, co-ops, and private schools around the world for over 30 years!

Book Awards:
Lewis Carroll Shelf Award •
The Great American Read #17 ( Top 100)

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    6 Reviews

  • Posted by Martha on 3rd Apr 2021


    American Literature

    Tom Sawyer is a classic and it is nice to be lead through the story in a systematic way. It gives your student a solid course on the study of this classic. I used it with a 10th grader. The answer key allows you to discuss the book even if you don't feel comfortable with in-depth analyzation. The author has done the work for you. I appreciate the scripture that is throughout the text and how it is incorporated in the study guide. I'm half -way through the study. It is very doable for even the most unorganized person. It is organized in 5 chapter increments which is. a perfect amount to handle in one sitting. The vocabulary word section is especially interesting.

  • Posted by Anita on 5th Feb 2021


    The Adventure Guide for Tom Sawyer is absolutely fantastic!

    I have been doing with my 5th and 7th grader. We read the book out loud and then work through the guide! Absolutely fantastic! Highly recommend!

  • Posted by Louise E. on 22nd Mar 2016


    Meet our needs

    Meets the needs for my daughter's class. Thank you.

  • Posted by Elizabeth P. on 17th Aug 2015


    timely and great content

    timely and great content

  • Posted by Sharmila D. on 4th Apr 2015


    We are using this guide

    We are using this guide with my two homeschooled sons aged 11 and 12. So far we have only completed 1 unit. My boys work through it independently and I then check the answers using the answer key and using it almost as a leap pad for a 'Socratic ' discussion. I don' t necessarily have them write out the answers for each and every question/ activity. But it works well either way, having the student work independently or using it as a comprehension check gauge which is what I was really looking for when I found these- some sort of question- answer guide for some of the many books my kiddos devour and me left wondering - how much are they getting out of it? Well, I can see these guides serving that purpose , only wish they cost bit less...!

  • Posted by Cherese S. on 19th Aug 2014


    Great product

    Great product. Makes the student think.