Mark Twain Worksheets

Samuel Clemens (1835-1910) is better known by his pen name: Mark Twain. He was a master storyteller who wrote some of the greatest American novels, such as “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” His long career brought readers some of the liveliest of characters, and Twain brought humor and insight into his reflections on life in America during the 19th century. Below are the worksheets on this great American novelist, essayist, and humorist. Click on the titles to view the worksheets or to print them. You may use them for free in the classroom or at home.

Mark Twain: Setting the Mood in Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain’s 1876 masterpiece The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the story of Tom, an orphan boy living with his aunt in Missouri after mid 1800s. Students read an excerpt from chapter 9 and answer questions.

Mark Twain and the Homesick Connecticut Yankee

Mark Twain published A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court in 1889. Students read an excerpt from chapter 7 and answer questions.

Mark Twain: How to Tell a Story

Students read the beginning of Mark Twain’s essay “How to Tell a Story” and answer related questions.

Mark Twain: Travels Abroad

Mark Twain is known for his fictional works, but he also wrote one of the best-selling travel books of all time: The Innocents Abroad. Students read an excerpt from Chapter 7 and answer questions.

Twain and Society: The Gilded Age

Mark Twain’s first novel The Gilded Age is not as famous as many of his other works, but it still tells a humorous and enlightening story of a time in American history full of wealth, excess, and greed. Students read a passage and answer questions.