Tom Sawyer

The LitWits Kit for Mark Twain’s

Tom Sawyer

The LitWits Kit for Mark Twain's TOM SAWYER - project, activity & prop ideas - takeaway topics - printables with keysWho needs video games when you’ve got a dead rat on a string?  And spool cannons, orange peel, brass doorknobs and fences to paint?  You can keep your students happy and learning without electricity – just the power of their own imaginations.  Hold whitewashing competitions (proving anything is fun if you look at it that way), write notes to Aunt Polly on sycamore bark, and so much more!

Experiences and objects straight from the story help kids “get into it” and learn without trying.  When they see, feel, hear, taste, smell, and DO what the characters did, they naturally understand more. Better yet — they want to read more!

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For more details, read the Description and Ways to Use This Kit below.

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This LitWits Kit is the product of 80-100 hours of immersion workshop planning.  It’s jam-packed with fun, hands-on ways to engage kids in Tom Sawyer! Each kit includes:

  • Sensory prop suggestions
  • Project and activity ideas
  • Takeaway topics connecting to hands-on experiences
  • Academic handouts with keys

Expanded Edition Kits also include detailed directions and supply lists, discussion guides, and workshop planning help.

By engaging with a great book in hands-on, enjoyable, memorable ways, kids learn without trying.  Most importantly, they want to read more.


Ways to Use This Kit

Here are a few options for classroom teachers and homeschoolers:

  • Pull projects, activities, and handouts as needed to stimulate interest, reinforce a concept, or take a break from reading.
  • Use a suggested prop to trigger a conversation. Ask your kids if they know what the item is, and why it’s significant in the story. You might discover a theme together!
  • Casually bring up a question from a handout at recess or over dinner, and let the discussion grow from there. Take advantage of tangential learning opportunities!
  • Do the projects and activities as the book is being read, or after as a reward.
  • Use one or more prop ideas to support specific learning goals, such as spelling or social studies.
  • Have your kids research a particular prop in more depth – learn its history and usage, and write a report.
  • Enjoy the arts and crafts projects as a family or in an after-care group.
  • Set up the book display in the classroom or living room, and invite your kids to contribute their own story-related items each day.

Decide what works best for your classroom or family! Your quest is to make great books fun and memorable for kids – so they’ll want to read more.

The adventure, though, is up to you. Off you go!


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The LitWits Kit for
Mark Twain’s
Tom Sawyer

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