The Headless Horseman (simplified version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)

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2nd, 3rd, 4th
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Here's a spooky favorite Halloween story adapted by My Reading Resources for young readers! It’s a shortened and simplified version of the famous “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving. Your students will have fun reading this adaptation of a classic ghost story for Halloween – or anytime!

Lexile 610 Flesch-Kincaid 3.6 - perfect for grades 2-4!

This is a 33 page Common Core aligned complete short story unit. The text is adapted from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving. This short story teaching unit has everything that you will need to teach and assess the story. The Table of Contents makes finding information quick and easy.

ANSWER KEY IS INCLUDED.


Introductory and Informational Materials:
▸Teaching Notes that include 5 different game suggestions to teach vocabulary
▸Complete story text with glossary

Vocabulary Building Materials:
▸Word Wall Cards
▸Vocabulary and Definition Cards

Student Packet featuring:
▸Vocabulary Work
▸Review Questions
▸Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizers
▸Writing Questions

Common Core Standards utilized with this unit:
Grades 2-4
R.L. 1, 2, 3, 4,
L. 4

Skills addressed in this short story study guide include:
▸reference skills (glossary)
▸compare and contrast (characters)
▸making connections (compare character to real-life example)
▸verb tenses
▸idioms
▸literal/nonliteral meanings 
▸context clues
▸drawing conclusions
▸subject/verb agreement
▸pronouns
▸providing textual support for opinions
▸summarizing

Curriculum tie-ins:
▸Halloween
▸Pumpkins
▸Fall
▸19th century literature

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Total Pages
30+
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 Week

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