The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Common Core Aligned Novel Study Guide
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Common Core Aligned Novel Study Guide
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Common Core Aligned Novel Study Guide
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Common Core Aligned Novel Study Guide

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Common Core Aligned Novel Study Guide

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Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 150-page novel guide with student coursework, quizzes, tests, and teacher resources 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 7 - 8. 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 The Adventures of Tom Sawer!

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This Literature Guide for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer includes:

  • Pre-Reading Activities and Ideas
  • Note-Taking and Summarizing Activities
  • Comprehension and Analysis questions
  • Post-Reading Activities and Alternative Assessment
  • Essay Prompts and Writing Ideas
  • CCSS Reading: Informational Text Focus Articles on:
    • Mark Twain, Humorist (RI.6.1, RI.6.3; RI.7.1, RI.7.3; RI.8.1, RI.8.3)
    • Evaluating Visual Presentations (RI.6.7, SL.6.2; RI.8.7)
    • Genre – Historical Fiction, with Comprehension Check questions (RI.6.1, RI.6.3; RI.7.1, RI.7.3; RI.8.1, RI.8.3)
    • Superstition in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, with •Comprehension Check questions (RI.6.1, RI.6.4; RI.7.1, RI.7.4; RI.8.1, RI.8.4)
    • Visualizing Life in the 1800s (RI.6.7, W.6.7, SL.6.2; W.7.7; RI.8.7, W.8.6)
    • Author Biography: Mark Twain, with Comprehension Check questions (RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3; RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3; RI.8.1, RI.8.3)
    • Examining Historical Documents (RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.9; RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.7.9; RI.8.2, RI.8.8, RI.8.9)
  •  Vocabulary Lists, with and without definitions (L.6.6; L.7.6; L.8.6)
  • Glossary of Allusions, Terminology, and Slang (L.6.6; L.7.6; L.8.6, RL.8.4)
  • CCSS Reading: Literature Focus Lessons, including
    • Comparing Print to Film (RL.6.7; RL.7.7; RL.8.7)
    • Analyzing Plot (RL.6.3, RL.6.5; RL.7.3; RL.8.2, RL.8.5)
    • Poetry (RL.6.7, RL.6.9, SL.6.6; RL.7.4, RL.7.5, SL.7.6; SL.8.6)
    • Tone and Mood (RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.7; RL.7.3, RL.7.4; RL.8.4, RL.8.5)
    • Theme (RL.6.2, RL.6.5; RL.7.2; RL.8.2)
    • Collecting Evidence (RL.6.1, RL.6.3, W.6.9.A; RL.7.1, RL.7.3, W.7.9.A; RL.8.1, RL.8.3, W.8.9.A)
  • CCSS Writing Focus activities and lessons, including
    • Introductions and Claims (W.6.1.A, W.6.2.A, W.6.3.A; W.7.1.A, W.7.2.A, W.7.3.A; W.8.1.A, W.8.2.A, W.8.3.A)
    • Evidence and Organization (W.6.1.B, W.6.2.B, W.6.3.B; W.7.1.B, W.7.2.B, W.7.3.B; W.8.1.B, W.8.2.B, W.8.3.B)
    • Using Transition Words (W.6.1.C, W.6.2.C, W.6.3.C, W.6.6, W.6.7; W.7.1.C, W.7.2.C, W.7.3.C, W.7.6, W.7.7; W.8.1.C, W.8.2.C, W.8.3.C, W.8.6, W.8.7)
    • Narrative Writing (W.6.3, W.6.3.B, L.6.2; W.7.3, W.7.3.B, L.7.2; W.8.3, W.8.3.B, L.8.2)
    • Maintaining Formal Style (W.6.1.D, W.6.2.E; W.7.1.D, W.7.2.E; W.8.1.D, W.8.2.E)
    • Writing Conclusions (W.6.1.E, W.6.2.F, W.6.3.E; W.7.1.E, W.7.2.F, W.7.3.E; W.8.1.E, W.8.1.F, W.8.3.E) 
  • CCSS Language Focus activities and lessons, including
    • Determining the Meaning of Unknown Words (L.6.4, L.6.4.A, L.6.4.B, L.6.4.C, L.6.4.D; L.7.4, L.7.4.A, L.7.4.B, L.7.4.C, L.7.4.D; L.8.4, L.8.4.A, L.8.4.B, L.8.4.C, L.8.4.D)
    • Active and Passive Voice (L.8.1.B, L.8.3.A)
    • Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences (L.7.1.A, L.7.1.B, L.7.1.C)
    • Using Concise Language (L.6.1.E, L.6.3.A, L.6.4.A; L.7.3.A; L.8.3.A)
    • Coordinate and Cumulative Adjectives (L.6.1; L.7.1, L.7.2.A; L.8.1)
  • CCSS Speaking and Listening activities and lessons, including
    • Collaborative Discussion (SL.6.1, SL.6.4; SL.7.1, SL.7.4; SL.8.1, SL.8.4)
    • Poetry (RL.6.7, RL.6.9, SL.6.6; RL.7.4, RL.7.5, SL.7.6; SL.8.6)
    • Class Discussion (SL.6.1, SL.6.4; SL.7.1, SL.7.4; SL.8.1, SL.8.4)
  • 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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