Think Like Mark Twain - Creative Mimicking Assignment

Grade Levels
Resource Types
Product Rating
Not yet rated
File Type
PDF (Acrobat) Document File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
0.25 MB   |   4 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This project assignment sheet details the requirements for an engaging, student-centered writing activity: mimicking Mark Twain. Writing a full satire is a commonly seen assignment, but most of my students would have too much trouble doing this; instead, I offer them this satire-lite version.

Students have two options: conceptualizing and describing a tall-tale character with local connections (my students made Pittsburgh-area characters like the Three-Rivers Monster) in the style of Twain’s famed jumping frog; or, mimicking Twain’s sarcastic advice in the style of his short texts, “Advice to Little Girls” or “Advice to Youth.” The students apply their understanding of techniques like dialect, local color, puns, irony, understatement, and hyperbole in their products, and then reflect on the choices they made.

In addition to asking students to write creatively like Twain, the reflection component also asks students to write analytically by explaining their choices.

The assignment sheet includes an explanation of each assignment, a list of expectations, a detailed rubric that assesses the visual and verbal aspects of the product, a caution about school appropriateness, and examples.

This could be an individual assignment or a partner assignment, and I usually let students choose between those options.

Total Pages
4
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Days

Average Ratings

N/A
Overall Quality:
N/A
Accuracy:
N/A
Practicality:
N/A
Thoroughness:
N/A
Creativity:
N/A
Clarity:
N/A
Total:
0 ratings
COMMENTS AND RATINGS:
Please log in to post a question.
PRODUCT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
$2.00
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
User Rating: 3.9/4.0
 (6 Followers)
$2.00
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
Think Like Mark Twain - Creative Mimicking Assignment
Think Like Mark Twain - Creative Mimicking Assignment
Think Like Mark Twain - Creative Mimicking Assignment
Think Like Mark Twain - Creative Mimicking Assignment
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up