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National Tom Sawyer Days

I. Vocabulary words from this article:

adventure

celebrate

convince

fascinated

fence

giant

legacy

lumber

raft

scene

II. Pre-Reading Questions

Who wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?

What other stories were written by this author?

III. Reading Time

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National Tom Sawyer Days
from America's Library (www.americaslibrary.gov)

When you have finished reading, return to this page and answer the questions below.

IV. Post-Reading Questions

1. Which statement is correct?

a. Mark Twain's family moved to Hannibal, Missouri, located on the east bank of the Mississippi.

b. The story of Tom Sawyer is fiction, based totally on Mark Twain's imagination.

c. Twain wrote "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," and it was one of his best-loved short stories.

d. Mark Twain enjoyed watching the steamboats, but not the giant lumber rafts.

2. What is Mark Twain's real name?

3. Where did people get the idea of a fence-painting contest?

4. If we visit Hannibal, Missouri, what particular item from Mark Twain's day might we see?

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16