Clusive Lesson: Tom Sawyer, The Glorious Trickster

Clusive Lesson: Tom Sawyer, The Glorious Trickster

About this Lesson

The Glorious Trickster

What do Aesops' Fables, Ananci Stories, Native American Folktales, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer have in common? All have tricksters as important characters in their stories.

In this lesson, you will

  • read, view, build, and discuss

  • explore the trickster as a recurring character in tales

  • build a cause and effect organizer showing actions and consequences in trickster tales

  • read and re-read Chapter 2: The Glorious Whitewasher in Clusive version of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

How much time this will take us:   

  • 2 classes

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to

  • discuss how Chapter 2 in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer compares and contrasts with other trickster stories
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