Before reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, you will begin by learning some of the background of Mark Twain, mid-1800s and early-1900 America, Hannibal, and Twain's writings. Below are five adventures. Each adventure must be completed and turned in after Easter vacation.

Adventure #1--Biography of Twain
  • Task--download or print the word document and answer the following questions on Mark Twain. Links are provided on the Mark Twain link on the right side of the wikispace. You may also view the videos or use your book to answer any questions.

Adventure #2--Hannibal, Missouri

“ In the small town of Hannibal, Missouri, when I was a boy everybody was poor but didn't know it; and everybody was comfortable and did not know it. And there were grades of society - people of good family, people of unclassified family, people of no family. Everybody knew everybody and was affable to everybody. ”Mark Twain

Adventure #3--Family

  • Task--download or print the family tree document of Mark Twain. Using the links provided, fill in the chart to represent Twain's family members. Secondly, fill out a second family chart of your family. You may need help from your parents and/or grandparents.

Family Tree

Adventure #4--America 1800s

Adventure #5--Colloquial Expressions and Slang