Daily Lessons for Teaching Pudd'nhead Wilson

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Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-2)


Chapters 1-2

This scene it sets the stage for the rest of the book. The objective of this lesson will be to explore some of the possible foreshadowing that happens in this scene and to discuss some of the possible outcomes.


1) Prediction: Read aloud with the class the part where Wilson is labeled as Pudd'nhead because of a simple statement he makes that confuses people around him. Have the students each write a short prediction about what this statement could be foreshadowing. Do you believe this is a nickname that will last? Why or why not? What evidence is there in the scene to support your belief? Allow some volunteers to read their ideas.

2) Group Activity: Split the class into groups, and assign each group one of the characters in the first two chapters. Have each group write a short prediction about what they think...

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