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Legend of Sleepy Hollow questions
Due Date: 10/12/2014
Subject: Third Grade

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Retold from Washington Irving by Jane Mason

 

For each chapter you should write the following heading before writing your responses.

            Title: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; Chapter Number and Date: the date of your response

You must answer each question in complete sentence or sentences rephrasing the question in your response. Please number your response to match the number of the question.

 

Assigned: Monday, October 13, 2014

Chapter 1 – Sleepy Hollow (pages 1-3)        

Look up vocabulary words in the dictionary and write the definition. Copy the sentence from the book and use the word in your own sentence that shows you understand what the word means.

Vocabulary: presence, terrorize, inhabited, desperately, hurled

  1. According to the author, why the town we live in is not inhabited by ghost but in Tarry Town there are many ghosts.
  2. How does the author describe Sleepy Hollow?

 

Assigned: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Chapter 2 - The Headless Horseman (pages 4 – 6)

  1. Who is the Headless Horseman? Why does he ride his horse every night?

 

Assigned: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Chapter 3 - Ichabod Crane (pages 7- 12)

Look up vocabulary words in the dictionary and write the definition. Copy the sentence from the book and use the word in your own sentence that shows you understand what the word means.

Vocabulary: obsessed, apparitions, entranced, congregation, devoured, omens,

  1. Describe Ichabod Crane. What does the author compare him to? Draw a picture of how you think he looks on the next clean page in your journal.
  2. Where and how does Ichabod Crane live? Explain  why he lives this way.

Assigned: Thursday, October 16, 2014

Chapter 4 – Ghosts and Goblins (pages 13-16)

  1. What kind of stories did Ichabod like to tell?  Give examples from the chapter.

 

Assigned: Monday, October 20, 2014

Chapter 5 – Lazy Afternoons (pages 17 – 21)

Look up vocabulary words in the dictionary and write the definition. Copy the sentence from the book and use the word in your own sentence that shows you understand what the word means.

Vocabulary: temporary, invariably, boisterous, criticize, flustered, smitten

  1. Write a paragraph that summarizes the most important events of this chapter.

 

Assigned: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chapter 6 – Singing Lessons (pages 22-24)

  1. Describe Katrina  Van Tassel using evidence in the text to support your description.
  2. What is meant by  - “Ichabod Crane was smitten with Katrina Van Tassel?” – Give evidence from the text to support your response.

 

Assigned: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chapter 7 – A Thriving Farm (pages 25 – 28)

Look up vocabulary words in the dictionary and write the definition. Copy the sentence from the book and use the word in your own sentence that shows you understand what the word means.

Vocabulary: bountiful, estate, meandered, greed, discourage, feud

  1. Describe the Van Tassel farm, both inside and out using evidence from the chapter?
  2. What is Ichabod’s plan at the end of the chapter 7? (Give evidence to support your response.)

 

Assigned: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Chapter 8 & 9 The Rival & An Invitation (page 36 - 41)

Look up vocabulary words in the dictionary and write the definition. Copy the sentence from the book and use the word in your own sentence that shows you understand what the word means.

Vocabulary: devious, oblige,

  1. Who is Brom Bones? Describe Brom’s character using specific evidence from the chapter to justify the character traits you given him? Explain why Brom is a problem for Ichabod?
  2. Why doesn’t Ichabod just give up and leave Katrina alone? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
  3. Why did Ichabod let school out early?
  4. Name and describe Mr. Van Ripper’s horse?

 

Assigned: Monday, October 24, 2014

Chapter 10 – Feasting and Merriment (pages 42-45)

  1. What caught  Ichabod’s eye when he entered the Van Tassel home?
  2. What does the author mean when he writes in the final paragraph on page 45: Ichabod was sure he had died and gone to heaven? But that was yet to come.   (Explain your thinking.)

 

 

Assigned: Tuesday, October 27, 2014

Chapter 11– More Ghostly Tales (pages 46 – 51)

Look up vocabulary words in the dictionary and write the definition. Copy the sentence from the book and use the word in your own sentence that shows you understand what the word means.

Vocabulary: hideous, terrified, gnarled, infamous

  1. Summarize Brom Bones’ tale of the Headless Horseman.

 

 Assigned: Wednesday, October 28, 2014

Chapter 12 – Into the Night (pages 52-55)

  1. What do you think happened in Icabod's meeting with Katrina on page 52? Why do you think Ichabod was upset? What clues from the chapter suggest he  was unhappy?

 

Assigned: Wednesday, October 28, 2014

Chapter 13– The Last Ride (pages 56 – 62)

  1. Who or what was the mysterious figure that appeared in the night?
  2. Why was it important for Ichabod to make it to the bridge?
  3. Why do you think this chapter is titled – The Last Ride?

 

Assigned: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Chapter 14 – The Mystery of Ichabod Crane (pages 63-66)

  1. What does the  author mean in Chapter 14 when he says that “Gunpowder’s bridle was helter-skelter?”
  2. When the town began to look for Ichabod Crane, what items did they find?
  3. What do you think happened to Ichabod Crane that night? Use evidence (include page numbers) to      support your thinking.