The Ghost Catcher

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Delve into a Bengali folktale with a series of reading comprehension activities. Before kids read The Ghost Catcher, they discuss the concept of reflections and mirrors. They then answer comprehension questions about the characters and plot, reflect on their peers' actions, and focus on the long /o/ sounds with worksheets.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use parts of the unit as they connect to your curriculum
  • Divide up the activities into stations and rotate small groups through each station
  • Send home parts of the lesson for kids to practice with parents
  • Use the extension activities as homework assignments
Classroom Considerations

  • Though the lesson is designed for first and second-graders, you could use it for older readers or English learners
  • You can use worksheets independently of the lesson
  • One extension activity requires access to kitchen materials and a stove, and the other uses The Ogre Bully by A.B. Hoffmire
Pros

  • Provides the necessary worksheets for the activities
  • Offers a fun cooking extension activity for kids to review the presence of rice in the story
Cons

  • None