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!
Through Mark Twain's classic tale of mischief, mystery and intrigue, students will learn:
About the Author: Learn about Mark Twain.
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Satire, characterization, context, descriptive writing, dialect, idiom, tone, similes, metaphors, extended metaphors, foreshadowing, mood, irony, synonym, poetic justice, plot, point of view, dynamic and static characters, worldview, stereotypes.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Peer pressure, setting aside revenge, coming-of-age, responsibility, maturity, and many more!
Activities and Writing Assignments: Map work, history research, comparison papers, movie adaptation reviews, and more.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!
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.
Meets the needs for my daughter's class. Thank you.
timely and great content
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...!
Great product. Makes the student think.