National Tom Sawyer Days
I. Vocabulary words from this article:
II. Pre-Reading Questions
Who wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?
What other stories were written by this author?
IV. Post-Reading Questions
1. Which statement is correct?
a. Mark Twain’s family moved to Hannibal, Missouri, located on the east bank of the Mississippi.
b. The story of Tom Sawyer is fiction, based totally on Mark Twain’s imagination.
c. Twain wrote “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” and it was one of his best-loved short stories.
d. Mark Twain enjoyed watching the steamboats, but not the giant lumber rafts.
2. What is Mark Twain’s real name?
3. Where did people get the idea of a fence-painting contest?
4. If we visit Hannibal, Missouri, what particular item from Mark Twain’s day might we see?
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