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  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn eNotes Teaching Guide

    This guide highlights some of the most salient aspects of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn before you begin teaching. In helping guide your students through the text, they will be able to explore Twain's work as a social critique by examining his use of satire to convey themes in the...

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  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to explain why Huckleberry Finn has been a controversial book since its early publication and has been and continues to be subjected to censorship; identify issues of racism, as well as of slavery and its stereotypes, and discuss how...

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  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer eNotes Teaching Guide

    So you’re going to teach Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a classic novel that has been a mainstay in English classes for generations. Whether it’s the first or hundredth time you escort students through the text, we've provided some teaching tips to help ensure that the experience is...

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  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn eNotes Reading Response Prompts

    Sample Prompts: Huck is sometimes an unreliable narrator—a kind of narrator that tells parts of his own story inaccurately. In Huck’s case, these inaccuracies usually happen because he fails to understand what goes on around him. List two examples of things Huck does not understand in Chapter 1. What does he think is happening?...

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  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer eNotes Reading Response Prompts

    Tom Sawyer was published in 1876, but it is set in the 1840s in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, Missouri. Which details from the beginning of the novel help to establish this time period and setting? Explain Tom’s role in the “battle” that takes place between the boys in the public square....

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  • Huckleberry Finn Character Analysis Lesson Plan

    Character Revealed Through Conflict: 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...

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