Educator Resources for Mark Twain

Who names himself after a measurement? Samuel Clemens, that’s who! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the life and career of one of the most famous American writers, Samuel Clemens - a.k.a. Mark Twain. Discover when and were he was born, when he started working (he was pretty young!), and why he ended up taking his famous pen name! You’ll also learn why his newspaper articles were so popular and what two novels made him famous. Finally, you’ll find out what satire and dialect are, and why they were so powerful when Twain used them!