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!
Printed Workbook Format
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