Day 1

Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What is Geoffrey Crayon interested in as a writer, and why didn't he just stay and write about his own country?

    Crayon was an explorer at heart even when he was much younger. Students should provide eveidence of his interest in traveling and observe Crayon's explicit mention of his interest in the history of people, places, and art. Crayon is interested in America as a place of unparalleled physical wonder, and if he were to be solely interested in that aspect of travel, he would look no further than his own country.

  2. 2

    How does Crayon reveal his vivid imagination and interest in stories in "The Voyage"?

    The way Crayon describes the sea and the many details he...

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