Have you or your students ever heard of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer? Are you looking for a high quality, standards-aligned learning plan, developed by an instructional designer, that you can implement immediately?
The Exploits of Sam Towery, by Warren Walter, is a modern reimagination of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. In this guide and on his website, Walter has made his version of Twain's classic whitewashing the fence tale available for free. This guide is intended to help teachers lead students through a series of activities related to
comparing Twain's whitewashing chapter to Walter's updated version. Students will be guided to interact with key vocabulary, compare and contrast the two chapters, investigate changes in dialect, and create a variety of technology driven learning artifacts.
This guide will engage your students in a variety of speaking, writing, reading, and listening activities. The guide contains links to Google Slides and Docs that are ready to be downloaded and immediately used in your class.
Warren Walter hopes you enjoy this free resource, that you share his chapter with students and, in the process, you help them learn to appreciate Twain's classic novel as much as he does.