Character Traits - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Character Traits - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Character Traits - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Character Traits - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Character Traits - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Character Traits - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Character Traits - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Character Traits - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Character Traits - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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**COMPLETE UPDATE OF FILE 8/31/13!! PLEASE re-download for MORE information and RESOURCES in this pack!!**

This pack includes:
**4 Graphic Organizers
**Lesson Directions
**Activity Directions
**Power Point {about epitaphs, Washington Irving and MUCH MORE!}

This is the LAST activity I do with my children before Halloween to review elements of a story, but most specifically, character traits (physical traits and personality traits).

Lesson -
1) After reading an abridged version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (found on line), the students talk about what an epitaph is (since the version of the story that I have doesn't tell us what happened to Mr. Crane.:)
2) Students discuss specific character traits of Brom and Ichabod and you compare/contrast each on T-chart (that you give to children, or create on anchor chart paper).
3) Students come up with 5 PHYSICAL TRAITS of Brom, 5 PHYSICAL TRAITS of Ichabod, 5 PERSONALITY TRAITS of Brom, and 5 PERSONALITY TRAITS of Ichabod.
4) Show students this powerpoint of famous grave plots (Frank Sinatra, Jesse James, George Washington, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, etc., etc.) and discuss how these famous peoples' epitaphs reflected physical or personality traits
5) Students choose 3 personality traits, and 3 physical traits of either Brom or Ichabod, and they are given a small container of playdoh (I always buy the pack that's at Wal-Mart that comes with 20 small containers that are used for trick-or-treating. The pack is $5.00, and comes in Halloween colors!)
6) Students "carve" epitaph with toothpick or paperclip into tomb-stone shaped playdoh using the 3 personality and physical traits of Brom OR Ichabod.
7) Let play doh dry over night - wah-lah! A tombstone! VERY spooky! VERY fun!

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Lindsay Flood
lindsaydflood@gmail.com
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