From Electric English...
This is an annotation and close reading activity intended to lead discussion about the article, "Marrying for Love.... of Money". A discussion about the importance of money in our culture, and how much it should factor into our choice for a partner pairs very well with both of Irvings's short stories, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The Devil and Tom Walker". Whether you or your students agree with the opinions set forth in the essay is immaterial, in fact, hopefully there will be a wide range of opinions about the text to facilitate discussion. I was surprised by some of the insightful comments my students made when asked to consider this material; hopefully, you will be too :)
NOTE: There is a fresh, clean copy of the story listed in my store under Washington Irving. Use it for what is best for you; it is free and a great story :)