Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens

This online 'learning packet' provides a multimedia biography and bibliography of Mark Twain.  It includes a slideshow that puts his works into a historical context, a YouTube video depicting his early life and some fun facts.  A good primer for students before delving into Mark Twain fictional works that are commonly read and analyzed in Tennessee high school courses, including The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and of course The Adventures of Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn. The presentations provide students with a fuller understanding of the historical period in which Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens had lived as well as prior knowledge before heading into one or several of his most well-known works.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.1
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.6
Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.1
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
CLE 3001.5.1
Use logic to make inferences and draw conclusions in a variety of challenging oral and written contexts.
CLE 3001.5.2
Analyze text for fact and opinion, cause/effect, inferences, evidence, and conclusions.
CLE 3001.5.3
Evaluate an argument, considering false premises, logical fallacies, and the quality of evidence presented.
CLE 3001.5.4
Analyze the logical features of an argument
CLE 3001.8.1
Demonstrate knowledge of significant works of world literature.
CLE 3001.8.4
Analyze works of literature for what is suggested about the historical period in which they were written.
CLE 3002.5.1
Use logic to make inferences and draw conclusions in a variety of challenging oral and written contexts.
CLE 3002.5.2
Analyze text for fact and opinion, cause-effect, inferences, evidence, and conclusions.
CLE 3002.5.3
Evaluate an argument, considering false premises, logical fallacies, and the quality of evidence presented.
CLE 3002.5.4
Analyze the logical features of an argument.
CLE 3002.8.1
Demonstrate knowledge of significant works of world literature.
CLE 3002.8.4
Analyze works of literature for what is suggested about the historical period in which they were written.
SPI 3001.5.1
Make inferences and draw conclusions based on evidence in text.
SPI 3002.5.1
Make inferences and draw conclusions based on evidence in text.
TSS.ELA.9-10.RI.KID.1
Analyze what a text says explicitly and draw inferences; cite the strongest, most compelling textual evidence to support conclusions.
TSS.ELA.9-10.RL.KID.1
Analyze what a text says explicitly and draw inferences; cite the strongest, most compelling textual evidence to support conclusions.
TSS.ELA.9-10.W.RBPK.9
Support and defend interpretations, analyses, reflections, or research with evidence found in literature or informational texts, applying grade band...
TSS.ELA.9-10.W.TTP.1
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning supported by relevant and sufficient evidence.
 
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Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Understanding

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