An Easy Way To Support and Check Analytical Thinking and Reading!
These multiple choice questions based on text sentences from Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving are excellent teaching tools, providing the basis for thoughtful, engaging activities & analysis.
This PDF downloadable Grammardog Guide for Rip Van Winkle contains 16 sections of analytical multiple choice questions (with a total of over 250 questions!) covering:
- sentence types
- figurative language
- literary devices
- allusions & symbols
- and more--all directly related to the story!
All examined sentences are from the story. Questions feature famous quotes ("A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use." "But what courage can withstand the ever-during and all-besetting terrors of a woman's tongue?") Figurative language includes: "like a colt at his mother's heels," "the yoke of matrimony," "the muttering of one of those transient thunder showers," among other important passages.
ABOUT GRAMMARDOG: Grammardog was founded in 2001 by Mary Jane McKinney, a high school English teacher and dedicated grammarian. She and other experienced English teachers in both high school and college regard grammar and style as the key to unlocking the essence of an author. Their philosophy, that grammar and literature are best understood when learned together, led to the formation of Grammardog, a means of sharing knowledge about the structure and patterns of language unique to specific authors. These patterns are what make a great book a great book. The arduous task of analyzing works for grammar and style is done for you, yielding a unique product, guaranteed to enlighten the reader of literary classics. Grammardog’s strategy is to put the author’s words under the microscope. The result yields an increased appreciation of the art of writing and awareness of the importance and power of language.