Teaching Mark Twain’s “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg”

Jocelyn’s Slides The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (Harpers, December 1899) Example Writing Prompts (Possibly Apocryphal) Hadleyburgs Fredonia, NY Oberlin, OH Adaptations Graphic Novel by Wander Antunes (Simon & Schuster, November 2023) The Small Town by Xu Xinhua (Jiangsua Huai Opera Company, 2016) Audiobook (Blackstone, 2004) TV Movie by Mark Harris (PBS, 1980) Radio Play by Sam Dann (CBS Radio Mystery Theater, 1976) “The Man Who Demoralized Hadleyburg” by Zkislaw Skowronski […]

“And that has made all the difference.”: Scaffolding Mark Twain’s Poetry

Building on work from the Summer Teachers Institute, Jocelyn Chadwick and Matt Seybold discuss using Mark Twain’s comedic verse to prepare students for Robert Frost’s much-anthologized “The Road Not Taken.”