This lesson plan focuses on how Huckleberry Finn’s character is revealed through his relationship with Tom Sawyer and through the conflicts Huck experiences after he is kidnapped by his father. Students will identify Huck’s internal and external conflicts in several chapters and examine how he resolves them. They also will examine how Tom Sawyer serves as a foil for Huck’s character. By analyzing how Huck resolves the conflicts in his life and how his character differs from Tom Sawyer’s, students will be better able to describe Huck’s heroic character traits and explain how they contribute to the development of romantic themes in the novel.
Owl Eyes lesson plans have been developed to meet the demanding needs of today’s educational environment and bridge the gap between online learning and in-class instruction. The main components of each plan include:
A brief synopsis of the text
A step-by-step guide to lesson procedure
A previous and following lesson synopsis for preparation and extension ideas
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Each of these comprehensive, 60-minute plans focus on promoting meaningful interaction, analytical skills, and student-centered activities, drawing from the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and the expertise of classroom teachers.