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Activities for "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving

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This product contains a variety of engaging activities for the story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." The specific items included in this product are listed below.

*This prereading PPT contains a miniature biography of Washington Irving, review of 6 literary terms (mood, setting, protagonist, antagonist, conflict, & plot), and an assignment where students analyze 16 images from the story for mood, protagonist, and setting. This PPT contains a corresponding handout to be completed by students while viewing the PPT, so their notes will be neatly organized.
NOTE: 1) The review of literary terms contains the term, definition, and two pop culture examples/images with an answer slide. For example, setting of Harry Potter-Hogwarts/England. 2) The images of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" that are analyzed for mood, protagonist, and setting include paintings, book covers, movie posters, movie stills (from the Johnny Depp and Disney version), and the television show.

*Detailed handout for the creation of a comic strip based on a seen from the story. Includes a website where students can actually create the comic strip on the computer with text bubbles, characters, and background. Includes 13 possible scenarios for a comic strip and step-by-step instructions to complete the assignment, including sketching a rough draft first of the scene and accessing the website.
*Creative assignment where students create a conversation that might have occurred at the end of the Van Tassel party.
*13 original comprehension questions to be completed right after Brom Bones is upset because Ichabod is dancing with Katrina.
*Article "Public Schools in the 1800s in America" with a corresponding 14-question handout (9 short answer, 1 extended response-paragraph, 4 true/false)
*Simple rubric for an illustration of the Headless Horseman
*2 additional writing assignments requiring students to use textual evidence

*Students are typically shocked by Ichabod's use of corporal punishment, so I created this PPT. It contains images of various types of punishments used today and "back in the day." It also contains a slide describing 11 differences between school now and in the 1800s (I cited where I got the information for this slide.) The slide ends with a thought provoking writing prompt.

*This is a fun handout I found online about rules for teachers in 1872 and 1915. I DID NOT CREATE THIS, but it was fun to see the students reactions to what would have been my job responsibilities if I had taught then. This would make for a great hook.

*This PPT contains 4 text based questions and corresponding text excerpt to supply specific details from the text. It also includes an answer slide for each question.

*This assignment address the historical reference to Major Andre's tree which is mentioned towards the end of the story. This product contains a PPT detailing the instructions to the writing assignment, a simple rubric for the writing assignment, The Ballad of John Andre handout, and The Death of John Andre/Letter from Andre handout. Students will either read silently or out loud as a class the 3 texts and then answer the writing prompt explained in the PPT.

*Creative Projects Handout: Students will chose one creative project to complete out of the 4 provided after having read the entire story.
*40 Jeopardy Review Questions and 1 Final Jeopardy Question: The questions are listed in a Microsoft Word document.
*Final Test: Objective WITH ANSWER KEY
-5 multiple choice
-7 short answer
-7 matching characters
-3 fill-in-the-blank
-8 matching vocabulary words
-4 extended response (1 paragraph each)
-5 extra credit questions
*Final Test: Text Based Part 1 WITH ANSWER KEY
-7 matching characters
-6 matching literary terms
-12 text based questions with corresponding excerpt with which to support answer
-a few additional questions (create a Venn Diagram, multiple choice, etc.)
-Total: 31 questions
*Final Test: Text Based Part 2
-Write a response in which you describe public schools in America during the 1800s. Your response must be based on ideas, concepts, and information provided in the article “Public Schools in the 1800s in America” and the short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
-Includes 2 extra credit questions.
-Includes a handout with detailed instructions and the excerpt from the story students will need to complete the assignment.
NOTE: The article "Public Schools in the 1800s in America" can be found in the "Assignments" folder.

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