Day 2

Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Art of Rip Van Winkle

    Kind of Activity:

    Artistic Response


    Students will be able identify themes and motifs of Irving's story in a range of other media, including the visual arts and poetry.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.3.d, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.7


    Discuss imagery in the story (especially of natural landscape). Have students select passages endowed with powerful imagery.

    Ask students to explore and select a visual work of art that they think best accompanies this story. They can use Google Open Gallery to explore works. Have them consider work that was created around the same time the story was written, or work that even...

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