Tom Sawyer Scrapbook Project
Twain was a lifelong creator and keeper of scrapbooks. He took them with
him everywhere and filled them with souvenirs, pictures, and articles
about his books and performances. But in time, he grew tired of the lost
glue, rock-hard paste, and the swearing that resulted from the standard
scrapbook process. So, he came up with the idea of printing thin strips
of glue on the pages to make updates neat and easy to do. In 1872, he
patented his “self-pasting” scrapbook, and by 1901, at least 57
different types of his albums were available. It would be his only
invention that ever made money.”
purpose of this task is to create a way for students to display their
understanding of the novel Tom Sawyer in a way that is fun, creative,
and challenging. Using the
scrapbook format gives students the chance to experience what it is like
to create a scrapbook much like Mark Twain would.
is to create a scrapbook with pictures and illustrations using the web
sites and content of Mark Twain’s novel, Tom Sawyer. Each page
has a specific purpose and design that reflects various aspects of the
novel through Tom Sawyer’s life.
You are to have a minimum of thirteen pages in your scrapbook and
no more than twenty. You may choose pictures, photos, illustrations,
etc. from any of the web sites but you must be sure that the copyright
information is part of them.
The writing portion of each page must be either typed
or printed neatly from another piece of white paper, cut and pasted onto
the page much like Mark Twain would do.
The writing must have quotations from the novel and Tom
Sawyer’s dialogue. Your
commentaries must be present as well on each page.
Finally, you may create a scrapbook either in a
booklet form using a program like Microsoft Publisher, a word processing
program, or by printing by hand or in a presentation format using
Choose the type of format you
would like to use.
Be sure you are following the
guidelines as outlined below for each page
Make drafts of each and edit
Create or collect
illustrations using clipart, pictures, drawings, etc. from programs or
web sites for each page
Create a booklet with an
illustrated cover labeled with your name, date, and class period. If you are doing a presentation, be sure to include the same
in a cover page or first slide.
Follow the rubric to ensure
high quality work
Cover page: Tom Sawyer title, picture, author, student name, date,
Topic 1- What Tom loved most about living on the Mississippi
Topic 2- What Tom wanted out of life.
Topic 3- Things that Tom learned or lessons from living on the
Mississippi or in his environment.
Topic 4- Tom’s friendships and relationships
Topic 5- Trick’s and pranks Tom pulled.
Topic 6- Theme of the novel
Conclusions you have made
Each topic is one page at
least. The opposite page
contains pictures, illustrations, photographs, etc. that depict the
information from that page’s topic.
You must have a bibliography
page that follows the standard format of writing a bibliography. This will
be your last page of your scrapbook.
Create your scrapbook in the same
order as described above.