The Ghost's Grave Lesson Plan

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

With this lesson plan, help students explore a summary of 'The Ghost's Grave' by Peg Kehret. with it, your class will read two text lessons, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity, and take two quizzes.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define and identify literary terms as they relate to 'The Ghost's Grave' by Peg Kehret
  • complete a character analysis
  • identify the themes in 'The Ghost's Grave'


60-90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.5

Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.6

Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.9

Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).


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