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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Transcript of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Background
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was written by Mark Twain in 1876
It's set in a fictional town but is modeled after the town the author grew up in with characters similar to people he grew up with
It's an often funny story about the crazy adventures of Tom Sawyer, a mischievous boy who lives with his aunt on the Mississippi river in the 1800's.
In this story...
There are two episodes:
1) In which Tom tricks his friends to pay HIM to do the fence painting chore he was supposed to do.
2) Tom gets in trouble at school for being late, but still gets to sit by the girl he likes.
Vocabulary
whitewash - n - a type of watered down paint
survey - v - to look at
melancholy - n - a sadness
insignificant - adj - tiny, unimportant
confession - n - an admission of guilt
particular – n – specific; adj – picky
reveal – v – to show
Mark Twain
Theme: What is it?
Use your theme graphic organizer and narrative t-notes to create a redesigned book jacket
Book Jacket
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