Teach a Classic with a Contemporary Twist!
Related Readings: Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in Context features historical perspective and contemporary connections with a classic. Varied pieces examine the controversy surrounding the novel; poetry, artwork, and multimedia add depth and help students see the book through a wider lens.
Related Readings includes an author biography, historical context, a synopsis of the novel, and a character chart. Reading selections feature support material such as selected vocabulary used in the article with definitions, a Vocabulary in Action assignment, individual and group discussion questions, writing prompts, exercises and application to Huckleberry Finn.
Related Readings includes nonfiction pieces, poetry, magazine articles, and lyrics, which encourage:
Comprehension and Analysis: Students relate varied genres to the novel, therefore deepening their interaction with the text.
Reading: Timely and relevant pieces engage student interest.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Evaluation activities involve students in analysis of subject and theme.
Vocabulary: Difficult or unfamiliar words and terms are bolded and then defined in a separate section for each piece.
Writing: Analytical and creative research questions and writing prompts inspire students to engage with the text.
©2017. English. High school. Reproducible. 138 pages.
Book Download: PDF. Adobe® Reader® required to view PDF. PDF pages include color images and clickable web links.
Print Book: Spiral-bound. 8 x 11 inches. Black and white pages.
About the Author
Judy Wilburn Hill earned her bachelor’s degree in Education at Texas Christian University and her master’s degree in English at the University of North Texas. She has taught secondary English, served as Coordinator for Advanced Academics, and worked as a Curriculum Specialist. She served as English department head and created the SAT Prep programs for various high schools.
Judy’s passion is British literature, and she has visited England three times to enhance her knowledge and teaching. Having taught ninth-grade English through Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, she has a passion for teaching all levels of students.