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Explore Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" in this literature analysis instructional activity. Middle schoolers read and summarize the plot of the story. They then adapt passages for a contemporary audience and analyze the characterization of Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones. Finally, they create a different conclusion for the story. You could extend this instructional activity by showing the film adaptation of the story as well.
Students discuss and define folklore, locate town of Sleepy Hollow, NY, on map, calculate distance from Sleepy Hollow to their school, if applicable, review vocabulary list from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, read story aloud, and write sequel to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Pupils summarize the story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." The students are divided into three groups and are assigned a section of the story to read together. The groups share important information they found from their section of the book. The information from all three groups is compiled and a story summary is created.
This was written for ESOL students, but could work for any elementary class. Learners read about the American dance style known as Square Dancing. They explore its use in literature, write a friendly letter about it, and then use their listening skills as they do the dance. They'll promenade, do-si-do, and sachet to upbeat American folk music.
Bring some ghostly literature into your English classroom! Witches or The Raven will get your lesson started! After reading or listening to one of the suggested excerpts, learners write a scene from the text and perform it during the week of Halloween. Another option provided is to have learners draw scenes from the book.
Full of good information and photos from the 1700's to the 2004 election, this powerpoint could be a great resource in a lecture about American nationalism. While the slides require commentary and smooth transitions (as well as a little resizing), a skilled teacher can use the information provided to craft an excellent and creative presentation.