Day 3

Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read "English Writers on America," "Rural Life in England," 'The Broken Heart," "They Art of Bookmaking," "A Royal Poet," "The Country Church," and "The Widow and Her Son."

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1


    Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

  2. 2


    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the...

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