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3B Mark Twain and "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"

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Liz Miller

on 24 February 2015

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Transcript of 3B Mark Twain and "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"

"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
By Mark Twain
Are you good at telling a funny story or joke?

Do you think humor in a story depends more on the topic or the way the story is told?

Have you ever been told an incredible(ly false) story that you or others believed?

What makes a false story convincing?
Mark Twain
Born Samuel Clemens from Missouri

What's a pen name?
Why did he chose the name Mark Twain?
What are his most famous works?
Which of his works started the realism movement?
Do you find this piece humorous?
What about this work would have been considered humorous at the time?
In order to understand the humor do you think you needed to know about the animosity between the Eastern and the Western US at this time?
Do you make assumptions about people from other regions?
Does a similar sense of separation between regions exist in Brazil?
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Different use of the same language in vocabulary and pronunciation.

How would dialect make this work more authentic?
Do you think the dialect is crucial to the humor of the work?
What dialects exist here in Brazil? In the USA?
If you speak English in a dialect is it wrong?
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Tell me a humorous short story or joke. Be sure to use descriptive language, metaphors, and include any necessary information needed in order to understand the humor.
Reading of the Original Story
Jump a Frogumentary
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