Folktale (fiction), 840 words, Level P (Grade 2), Lexile 650L
Introduce readers to one of the world's most famous spooky tales with this retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod Crane, his rival Brom Bones, and the girl they both admire, Katrina Van Tassel, attend a party, where Brom Bones tells everyone to look out for the Headless Horseman. As Ichabod rides home that creepy night, he sees a mysterious rider—without a head. Readers will race along with Ichabod to the chilling and mysterious conclusion.
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Guided Reading Lesson
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Make, revise, and confirm predictions to understand text
Identify story elements
Identify the sounds of vowel diphthong /ow/
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and understand the use of commas to separate dialogue
Recognize and understand similes
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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