Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Sleepy Hollow

  1. During the Halloween season, read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving to your class. Or you can read a shortened version of the classic, such as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle : And, Rip Van Winkle (Dover Children's Thrift Classics)
  2. At this center have your students work in groups to dramatize one of their favorite parts of the story. Encourage them to make stage displays and use costumes as necessary.
  3. Give students extra center time to work on their play, so that they can present it to the rest of the class.
  4. You may want to choose certain scenes to be depicted and have groups randomly choose from them in order to not have repeated acts. This way you can make a complete play of the story. You may wish to share it with the school if your students to a good job.

More Center Focus Ideas

"A Busy Year" Reading
Election 2000
Mini-Parade
Trefoil Observation
Candy Heart Count
All About Easter
Thanksgiving Dinner
Letter to an Author
Limericks
Tall Tales
Pumpkin Measurements
Survey Says
Matching Animals To Their Names
Make Your Own Collage
How Much is 2000, Anyway?
Crooked vs. Straight
Re-tell A Story
Dough Dreidel
Cinquain
Complete the Story
Does It Measure Up?
Anthropomorphism
Observe An Inchworm
Pocket Chart
If You Could Be An Animal
To Float or Not To Float
Millennium Inventions
How Does Soap Affect Bubbles?
Scariest Jack-O-Lantern Contest
Area of a Shamrock
Tile Probability
Favorite Olympic Athlete
Personal vs. Country Pride
Letter of Apology
Base10 Blocks
Am I a Square?
What Comes First?
Magnet Fishing
How Far is Sydney?
Person, Place, or Thing?
Rebus Stories
Egg Weight
Cinco de Mayo Lookup
Cinderella, Cinderella
Color Pastel Classmates
Monster Math
Spaghetti vs. Macaroni
Object Observation
The Medal Winners
Olympic Rings