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“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Short Story Unit


This short story unit for “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” contains everything you need to teach this classic Halloween story by Washington Irving. It includes the full story text (Lexile 1440), as well as a student packet with 18 pages of short answer questions, multiple choice questions, and writing prompts, an analogies worksheet, vocabulary cards, a vocabulary quiz, a review quiz, and answer keys.



“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is known as one of America’s first short stories. This classic story by Washington Irving is still loved today, 200 years after it was first published. Great story for Halloween!

This complete short story unit focuses on vocabulary. The unit includes:

  • complete, original text
  • glossary
  • Student Packet – 18 pages of short answer questions, multiple choice, and writing prompts designed to address many CCSS for grades 6-12 (digital option)
  • Vocabulary cards with several game suggestions
  • Vocabulary quiz – matching words/definitions
  • Review quiz (m/c) (digital option)
  • Analogies (m/c) (digital option)

The reading level of the text is Flesch-Kincaid 10.4 and Lexile 1440.

Student work is divided into 5 sections with vocabulary, multiple choice and short answer questions, and writing prompts for each section. There are analogies and word cards (digital option) to help your students learn and retain the vocabulary.

GO DIGITAL! Choose printed or paperless resources! The student packet, review quiz, and analogies are available as Google Drive files. The text is available as a separate PDF file for easy digital reading assignments. A vocabulary and definitions list is also included to allow you to easily import into Flippity, Kahoot, Quizlet, etc. to create digital flashcards or word games.

The questions are designed to meet a variety of CCSS for multiple grade levels.

  • R.L. 1: Students are asked to give evidence from the text to support their answers and inferences.
  • R.L. 2: Students are asked to identify themes and provide a summary of the story.
  • R.L. 3: Students are asked to explain how the setting influences the story and characters.
  • R.L. 4: Students are asked to determine the meaning of words and phrases.
  • R.L. 10: Students are asked to read and comprehend complex text.


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