Written for the upper middle to high school level, this unit for Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is the perfect mini unit to cover just in time for Halloween! It would also fit nicely in with a myths and legends unit! 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. All you have to do is print and go!
Formal Lesson Plan
Super Simple Sub Plan Sheet
Links to varied levels of the text
Interactive Plot Review
Text-based questions for after reading with answers
A paired informational text article with questions and answers
Graphic Organizer for During Reading
Character College Hands-On Project
Character College Project Student Examples
Constructed Response Prompt
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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