Activity Overview

The novel is seen through the eyes of Huck Finn, who has contradicting views about slavery. For example, Huck struggles between assisting his friend Jim, a runaway slave, and breaking the law. Later on, Huck risks his own freedom to find Jim; Huck goes into town to rescue Jim after the Duke sells him for a small reward. When Tom Sawyer arrives, Huck confides in him, telling him about the adventure he and Jim have experienced down the river. Huck is pleasantly surprised when Tom agrees to help free Jim.

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that examines Huck's view on slavery using at least three examples from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Click on "Add / Delete Cells" to change the number of examples.

  1. Think about examples from the text that show Huck's (changing) view on slavery.
  2. Type text evidence in the description boxes. Paraphrase or quote directly from the text.
  3. Illustrate each example using scenes, characters, items, etc.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-12

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Type of Activity: Point of View vs. Perspective

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/6/6] Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text


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Text Evidence
Answer the given question using at least three examples from the text.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Support from Text
Examples chosen fully support the answer to the question.
Some of the examples answer the question correctly, but not all.
Most of the examples do not support the answer to the question.
Quote / Text
Evidence provided from the text is properly quoted or paraphrased.
There are some minor mistakes in the quote / description from text.
Quote or paraphrase is incomplete or confusing.
Illustration of Examples
Ideas are well organized. Images clearly illustrate the examples from the text.
Ideas are organized. Most images help to show the examples from the text.
Ideas are not well organized. Images are difficult to understand.

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