When we read the works of writers, we get a peek into their imagination. These Free Resources for Studying O. Henry and Twain & Their Works will help your students learn about their gifts to the world of literature.
Don’t you wonder how the minds of writer’s work? I love to write but have never been able to sit and write a book or even a short story that was worth reading. I often wonder how such an imagination can come out of one person.
Both Mark Twain and O. Henry started their literary journeys by writing short stories. Below you will find free resources for studying O. Henry and Twain & their works, including their infamous short stories.
Check out some free resources for studying O. Henry:
O. Henry is a pseudonym from William Sydney Porter, an American short-story writer. His works were mostly about the common lives of ordinary people – most of which lived in New York City. He was known for his short stories that often had endings that surprised the readers.
Through the shadows with O. Henry by Al Jennings FREE PDF | Open Library
A Chaparral Christmas Gift by O. Henry Holiday Short Story Packet FREE | AZSunset Literacy 4-9
The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry FREE Copy | Jill Craddock Read Rhyme Repeat
Summarizing an O. Henry Short Story FREE Printable | TeacherVision
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry FREE Downloadable eBook | Project Gutenberg
The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry FREE Lesson Plan | TeacherSherpa
FREE PDF and Resources Figurative Language of O. Henry | E Reading Worksheets
Check out some free resources for studying Mark Twain:
Mark Twain was born as Samuel L. Clemens. Mark Twain is renowned as one of the most influential writers in the English language and American author. He is often called “the father of the American literature.”
Mark Twain was also a successful short story writer with his first great work being The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. He wrote more works but he is best known for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, which is the best-known works in children’s literature; and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is referred to as the Great American Novel.
FREE Mark Twain Mini Unit Study (55 pages) | In All You Do
Mark Twain Quotes and Copywork | Blessed Beyond a Doubt
FREE Lit Chart on the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn | Lit Charts
Timeline Worksheet: November 30, 1835, Mark Twain | Write Bonnie Rose
The Prince and the Pauper Anticipation Guide – FREE Digital Learning | English Teacher Mommy
Tom Sawyer ~ Literature FREE Notebooking Page | Homeschool Helper Online
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Bookmarks (FREE!) | Class Act Press
The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain PDF FREE Download | Free Books Mania
The Mark Twain House | Education.com
FREE Kindle Books: Classics By Mark Twain | Meaningful Homeschooling
Mark Twain: “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” FREE Full Text | Electric English
Who Was Mark Twain FREE Worksheet | LITPOL – Learning is the purpose of Life
Mark Twain: “Cannibalism in the Cars” FREE Full Text | Electric English
Mark Twain FREE Inspirational Quote Poster on Kindness | Creative Classroom Designs By Everett
FREE Mark Twain and Truman Reader Award Nominee Checklist Bookmarks 2020-2021 | Lil Country Librarian
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain: FREE Quiz for Ch. 6-10 | Miss B’s Shop
Mark Twain Quote Poster (FREE) | Mr Gell
Download the Mark Twain Facts & FREE Worksheets | KidsKonnect
Along with these Free Resources for Studying O. Henry and Twain & Their Works, something worth noting is the famous quotes that Mark Twain and O. Henry are known for even today.
I will leave you with a few Mark Twain and O. Henry quotes you may want to share with your students:
Mark Twain Quotes
If you are speaking the truth you don’t have to remember anything.
Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.
If you have nothing to say, say nothing.
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.
Be virtuous and you will be eccentric.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
O. Henry Quotes
Write what you like; there is no other rule.
When one loves one’s Art no service seems too hard.
Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence.
There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!
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