Writings on a River: Creating Composite Characters, Like Those of Mark Twain

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In this lesson, from the New York Times Learning Network, students read the first chapter in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." They then identify adjectives that help to define a character's personality, such as those of the title character in that book. Finally, students write an original story or scene for a play, based on a composite character of their own creation, after selecting three or more specific character traits.

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    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Writing Strategies, Literary Analysis, Reading Comprehension, English-Language Arts

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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Hands-on Learning; Discussions