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by Washington Irving


Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving.

In “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a goofy-looking, superstitious schoolmaster named Ichabod Crane disappears mysteriously after an encounter with the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America, Fear & Paranoia, and Love as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How does love emerge?", "What makes America unique?", and "How can fear be used to manipulate?"

Ways to support your child: