Day 5

Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What is fortuitous about Crayon's trip to Bracebridge's father's house? Why is it the perfect place to go given Crayon's intentions in going to England?

    Strong answers will recall that Crayon went to England in the first place to experience history, traditions, and different but old customs. The ceremonies from Christmas Eve through to Christmas dinner are filled with stories, old games, services and worship, and genuine British people and history, all things that Crayon spends much of his time writing about in England. He is lucky to have been invited there.

  2. 2

    In light of your reading of "The Stage Coach," why does Crayon ask the reader to put on a genuine holiday...

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