"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" Vocabulary

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Legend of Sleepy Hollow Vocabulary

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"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was first published in the early 1800s in The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., so many of the words may be unfamiliar to students. Often, new words pertaining to an unfamiliar context need to be mastered before a student can understand nuances in the story. Allow students to display mastery of new words by creating a visual vocabulary board.


Here are a few vocabulary words commonly taught with the story, and an example of a visual vocabulary board.


"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" Vocabulary

  • coquette
  • tethered
  • querulous
  • gambols
  • reverie
  • sojourned
  • pedagogue
  • cudgelled
  • psalmody
  • perambulations
  • waggery
  • boorish
  • lamentations
  • roystering
  • niggardly


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Demonstrate your understanding of the vocabulary words in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by creating visualizations.


  1. Choose three vocabulary words from the story and type them in the title boxes.
  2. Find the definition in a print or online dictionary.
  3. Write a sentence that uses the vocabulary word.
  4. Illustrate the meaning of the word in the cell using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.
    • Alternatively, use Photos for Class to show the meaning of the words with the search bar.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.

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