The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


Master Teacher

Christine Cotter

Specializes in reading for understanding, writing across platforms & social-emotional competencies.


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain is a story of Huck Finn, an adventurous young man who always seems to get himself into sticky situations. Readers learn that the practical Huck has become rich from his last adventure with Tom Sawyer (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer) and that the Widow Douglas and her sister, Miss Watson, have taken Huck into their home in order to try and teach him religion and proper manners. Instead of obeying his guardians, however, Huck sneaks out of the house at night to join Tom Sawyer’s gang and pretend that they are robbers and pirates. Although Huck becomes somewhat comfortable with his life free from religion and school, his past can’t help but catch up with him. His unlikely encounter with Miss Watson’s slave, Jim, brings us on this journey of adventure, crime, murder, and freedom. Huck continues to ponder his next adventure away from civilization and all the troubles it brings his way.

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Grade Suggestion: K-5 through 8