These lessons revolve around the characterization of rip Van Winkle in Irving's short story. Students are first shown two pictures of Rip Van Winkle, and they speculate as to the character of the man by answering questions about who he is. They then read the short story answer the guided reading questions. There is also a thorough list of vocabulary with definitions. Another page lists some quotations from the text, and students must identify and explain the literary devices being used. This is followed by a creative writing prompt based on the text. The lessons are concluded by having students write their own character sketches of someone of their choosing. Text is not included.