Choice of three literary essays with rubric for use with the story “Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving. Students will examine the story for specific examples and provide analysis in response to the questions. Includes planning worksheet.
This is a shorter essay, given the length of the story. It works well for students new to effective essay writing, those who need to practice/ review effective essay writing with a short “easy” subject, and those who are doing regular writing of varying lengths to do a short essay instead of longer ones.
Student printable with both essay topics and rubric. Ready to go!
Planning worksheet for pre-writing
Quick Guide to Literary Essays reference sheet
This is a single file PDF document.
This item is also part of the Rip Van Winkle Activity Bundle
The question of whether the experience is a dream or supernatural event is similar to the Critical Thinking question of “Is it a dream.” (Part of the Reading and Critical Thinking Questions.)
This item is also part of the Washington Irving Activities Bundle
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