The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Common Core Aligned Novel Study Guide
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Common Core Aligned Novel Study Guide
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Common Core Aligned Novel Study Guide
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Common Core Aligned Novel Study Guide

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Common Core Aligned Novel Study Guide

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 308-page Common Core Aligned Lessons, Activities, and Assessments Unit for Mark Twain's classic novel. Written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the NCTE/IRA English Language Arts Standards, and the Texas TEKS for grades 9-12. MORE than enough to choose from in this comprehensive unit, depending upon your desired learning outcomes and the amount of time you have to spend teaching Huck Finn!

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This Literature Guide for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn includes:

  • Anticipation/Reaction Guide and Reflection
  • Comprehension and Analysis Questions
  • List ofEssay and Writing Prompts
  • List of Pre-Reading Ideas and Activities
  • List of Post-Reading Alternative Assessment Ideas
  • Reading: Informational focus articles and corresponding CCSS-aligned Comprehension Check questions on
    • Genre: Historical Fiction (RI.9-­10.1; 10; RI.11-12.1, 10)
    • Slavery throughout History (RI.9-­10.1, 4; 10; RI.11-12.1, 4, 10)
    • Slavery in America: The 1500s to the early 1800s (RI.9-­10.1, 4; 10; RI.11-12.1, 4, 10)
    • Reconstruction and the Gilded Age (RI.9-­10.1, 4; 10; RI.11-12.1, 4, 10)
  • Reading: Informational Focus Biography on author Mark Twain, followed by corresponding CCSS-aligned Comprehension Check questions (RI.9-­10.1, 4; 10; RI.11-12.1, 4, 10)
  • CCSS Reading: Literature Focus lessons on
    • Identifying Motifs (RL.9-10.1, 2, 5; RL.11-12.1, 2, 5)
    • Comparing Nineteenth-Century Works with Similar Topics (RL.9-10.1, 6; RL.11-12.1, 6)
    • Bildungsroman (RL.9-10.1, 3; RL.11-12.1, 3)
    • Satire (RL.9-10.1, 4; RL.11-12.1, 4)
    • Romantic Poetry (RL.9-10.1, 4; RL.11-12.1, 4)
    • Glossary of Allusions and Unique Terms (RL.9-10.1, 4; RL.11-12.1, 4)
    • Figurative Language, Imagery, and Mood (RL.9-10.1, 4; RL.11-12.1, 4)
    • Analyzing the Significance of Setting (RL.9-10.1, 5; RL.11-12.1, 5)
    • Recognizing Allusions to Shakespeare (RL.9-10.1, 9; RL.11-12.1, 9)
  • CCSS Writing Focus lessons including
    • Introducing and Developing Your Claim (W.9-10.1, 1.A, 1.B; W.11-12.1, 1.A, 1.B)
    • Writing an Essay Of Argumentation (W.9-10.1, 1.A, 1.B; W.11-12.1, 1.A, 1.B)
    • Organizing Your Argumentative Essay (W.9-10.1, 1.C, 1.D; W.11-12.1, 1.C, 1.D)
    • Finishing Your Argumentative Essay (W.9-10.1, 1.E; W.11-12.1, 1.E)
    • Writing a Descriptive Paragraph in a Narrative (W.9-10.3, 3.A; W.11-12.3, 3.A)
    • Establishing Mood in Narrative Writing (W.9-10.3, 3.C, 3.D; W.11-12.3, 3.C, 3.D)
    • Writing Vivid Descriptions (W.9-10.3, 3.C, 3.D; W.11-12.3, 3.C, 3.D)
    • Using Dialect in Writing (W.9-10.4; W.11-12.4)
    • Personal Narrative (W.9-10.4; W.11-12.4)
    • Writing a Response to Literature (W.9-10.9; W.11-12.9)
  • CCSS Language Focus information and lessons including
    • Glossary of Terms (L.9-10.4, 6; L.11-12.4, 6)
    • Vocabulary Lists: one with and one without definitions (L.9-10.4, 6; L.11-12.4, 6)
    • Understanding Clauses (L.9-10.1, 1.B)
    • Semicolons (L.9-10.2, 2.B)
    • Consulting Digital References to Define Historical Terms (L.9-10.3, 6; L.11-12.1, 1.B, 4.C, 4.D, 6)
    • Hyphens (L.11-12.2, 2.A)
    • Using Dashes and Identifying Rhetorical Devices (L.9-10.3; L.11-12.3)
    • Dialect (L.9-10.4, 4.A, 4.B, 4.C, 4.D; L.11-12.4, 4.A, 4.B, 4.C, 4.D)
    • Determining Etymologies of Words (L.9-10.4, 4.A, 4.B, 4.C, 4.D; L.11-12.4, 4.A, 4.B, 4.C, 4.D)
    • Figurative Language, Imagery, and Mood (L.9-10.5, 5.A, 6; L.11-12.5, 5.A, 6)
  • Reading Quizzes
  • Vocabulary Quizzes
  • Two Final Exam Options: one entirely Multiple Choice, and one written to capture the rigor of Common Core testing
  • Teacher’s Guide, including:
    • Sample Agenda
    • Notes to the Teacher
    • Supplemental Resource List
    • Project Rubrics
    • Answer Key
    • Common Core Alignment Documentation

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