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Five Reasons to Teach "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and Other Short Stories by Washington Irving

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Five Reasons to Teach "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and Other Short Stories by Washington Irving

When the leaves start to change and the weather gets a bit cooler, that means it’s almost time for my go-to Halloween story:  Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” In the lineup of American authors, I feel like Irving gets short shrift. Sure, his stories aren’t super deep, but they’re fun, which should count for something! They are also some of the first works that can be considered distinctly American. Before I get too far ahead of myself, here are five reasons to teach the short stories of Washington Irving. Washington Irving was America’s first celebrity writer. In the...

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Great Short Stories to Teach to High-Schoolers

Short Stories Teaching Ideas

Great Short Stories to Teach to High-Schoolers

I’d like to share with you a list of my favorite short stories to teach to high-schoolers. This list might surprise you—not because of what is listed, but because of what isn’t

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