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This low prep unit for Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is the perfect standards-based resource just in time for Halloween. Your middle and high school students explore the legend through a careful process of close reading and thought-provoking activities while taking note of the author's expert narrative techniques.
Student Experience: Students will read the short story and follow along with a set of questions. The reading will conclude with an interactive plot chart review activity. Next, students will analyze an informational text article and make connections. After a quick study of characterization, students will design a character collage and finish the unit with a constructed response.
When you finish this unit, you and your students will love playing my "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" Breakout Game! "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" Breakout Box
Classroom success stories from teachers who have tried this resource:
♥ "Love this story and the addition of a short informational text with it. Thank you for a great product."
♥ "This legend a high interest topic at Halloween. It is a great way to stay rigorous as well. :)"
♥ "Students especially enjoyed the character collage. Thank you."
♥ "THIS LESSON IS WONDERFUL! I am using it this week to get us into the Halloween spirit."
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Resource Updated 10-2018