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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and the sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) which is often called “the Great American Novel”. See the fact file below for more information about Mark Twain or download the comprehensive worksheet pack which can be utilised within the classroom or home environment.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Date of Birth
November 30, 1835
Date of Death
April 21, 1910
Place of Birth
John Marshall Clemens and Jane Lampton Clemens
Olivia Langdon Clemens
4 children: Langdon, Susy, Clara, Jean
Twain educated himself by spending time in public libraries in the evening
American author, lecturer and humorist
Reason for Fame
Twain is most famous for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has been called
“the Great American Novel” and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.
At age 22, he took a voyage to New Orleans down the Mississippi and was inspired to pursuer
a career as a steamboat pilot. Twain studied the 2,000 miles of the Mississippi for more
than two years before he received his steamboat pilot license. Upon his death, he was
lauded as the “greatest American humorist of his age, and was called by William Faulkner “
the father of American literature.”
Mark Twain Worksheets
This bundle includes 11 ready-to-use Mark Twain worksheets that are perfect for students to learn about Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and the sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) which is often called “the Great American Novel”.
This download includes the following worksheets:
- Mark Twain Facts
- Samuel L. Clemens
- The Contemporaries
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
- Guess the Title
- Quotable Quotes
- The Family
- The Great American Novel
- Later in Life
- The Adventurer
- A Song for the Writer
Use With Any Curriculum
These worksheets have been specifically designed for use with any international curriculum. You can use these worksheets as-is, or edit them using Google Slides to make them more specific to your own student ability levels and curriculum standards.