Mark Twain
Learn about Mark Twain - One of the most well known American Writers. Try your hand at creating your own narrative story.

Today’s Activities

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Watch & Write

Refer to this video to remind yourself of the traits of good narrative writing. 

Then, use this example to write a narrative using Sally and Michael as your main characters.

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math

Complete this worksheet on Solving equations, brain puzzle, and fraction talk. 

*Answer key

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history

“Mark Twain became one of the best-known storytellers in the West. He honed a distinctive narrative style — friendly, funny, irreverent, often satirical and always eager to deflate the pretentious.”  Read and watch this short video about Mark Twain.

Read Mark Twain’s short story titled “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”. 

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Let's Move!

Do some Frog Jumps today!  How long can you keep jumping? Or play a game of leap frog with your family.
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Let's Move!

Read more about the Calaveras County Jumping Frog Jubilee 

Then, watch this video and learn how to make paper jumping frogs and have your own Paper-Jumping Frog Jubilee.  

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