In this challenging excerpt from Tom Sawyer, students will discover the rich humor & moral lessons embedded in Twain’s text, exploring the problem he faced & how he “solved” his conundrum. Students will explore the text with a narrative writing assignment. The exemplar focuses on text-dependent questioning and provides resources for further study. Common Core Standards: RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.6, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.6, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.6; W.6.3, W.6.9, W.7.3, W.7.9, W.8.3, W.8.9; SL.6.1, SL.7.1, SL.8.1; L.6.4, L.6.5, L.6.6, L.7.4, L.4.5, L.7.6, L.8.4, L.8.5, L.8.6.
Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain)
Just a comment: Consider revising this sentence: "The scene, drawn from his novel, Tom Sawyer, stands on its own and allows for students to read deeply and extract meaning from a relatively brief passage that is rich in humor, insight, and vocabulary." Putting a comma after "novel" implies that it is Twain's only novel. It would read better as: The scene, drawn from his novel Tom Sawyer, stands....
Very thorough resource -- love that they can be edited to fit the needs of a particular teacher's students. Aligned with multiple CCSS.