Reading and Annotating the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- Read chapters 1-10 in Huck Finn, and use strategies from page 11 of this lesson.
- Take notes based on what you've learned so far, and discuss with your mentor how much depth and breadth these notes should have.
- Learn new vocabulary as you go. At the end of this lesson, you will be quizzed on words that appear throughout this lesson and in the first ten chapters of Huck Finn.
Reader's Journal: Your Initial Reactions
As you read chapter 1, jot down your initial reactions in your journal.
- What do you think about the way the text is written?
- Are you having any difficulty deciphering what the characters are saying? Is the dialect slowing you down?
- Have you tried reading the dialogue aloud?
- Do the characters' manner of speech tell you anything about them? What can you infer about each character just by "listening" to him or her?
Head to the next page to learn more about the dialect in this novel. Head to the following page if you seek a challenge while analyzing this novel.