Adventures of Tom Sawyer Common Core-Aligned Literature Guide

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Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer Teaching Guide

This NEW Literature Guide for Mark Twain's classic novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the NCTE/IRA English Language Arts Standards, and the Texas TEKS for grades 7 - 8. 150 pages.


This Literature Guide for Mark Twain's classic 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)
•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)
•Examining Historical Documents (RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.9; RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.7.9; RI.8.2, RI.8.8, RI.8.9)

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

ISBN 978-1-938913-02-0
Item No. LG13020


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Annotated Standards and Question Stems for Grades 6-8
Grade 6 Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards - Reading: Literature
Grade 6 Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards - Informational Texts
Grade 6 Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards – Writing
Grade 6 Speaking & Listening Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards
Grade 6 Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards - Language
Grade 7 Reading: Literature Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards
Grade 7 Informational Texts CCSS Question Stems and Annotated Standards
Grade 7 Writing Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards
Grade 7 Speaking & Listening Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards
Grade 7 Language Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards
Grade 8 Reading: Literature Annotated Standards and Question Stems
Grade 8 Reading: Informational Texts Annotated Standards and Question Stems
Grade 8 Reading/Literacy: Writing Annotated Standards and Question Stems
Grade 8 Reading/Literacy: Speaking and Listening Annotated Standards and Question Stems
Grade 8 Reading/Literacy: Language Annotated Standards and Question Stems

COMPLETE Common Core Aligned Question Stems for ALL English Language Arts Standards for EACH GRADE LEVEL
Common Core Annotated Standards and Question Stems for Grade 6 - SMARTFLIP BOOK
Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards for ELA Grade 7 - SMARTFLIP
Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards for ELA Grade 8 - SMARTFLIP
Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards for ELA Grades 9-10
Common Core Question Stems and Annotated Standards for ELA Grades 11-12

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