Compare and contrast legends of the headless horseman with this engaging set of lesson plans!
*Four brief versions of the headless horseman legend from America, Scotland, Ireland, and India.
*Four themed pages for taking notes on characteristics of each headless horseman.
*Three themed Venn Diagrams that allow students to compare and contrast two, three, or four folktales.
*Themed compare/contrast essay response sheet.
*Themed sheet for writing original version.
*Two-page adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
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Common Core State Standards Addressed:
• RL.4.9, RL.5.9 – compare and contrast stories, myths, and traditional literature
• W.4.9, W.5.9, W.6.9 – draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research