Having students choose a favorite quote or scene from the book allows them to express which parts of the story resonated with them on a personal level. In this way, students are making a text-to-self connection that demonstrates their understanding of the characters and their development or the themes of the novel. Students can share their storyboards afterwards and have a short discussion about what the quotes mean to them. In this activity, students will select a quote or scene from the novel and illustrate its importance.
Some students may end up choosing the same quote, but have different perspectives. This is always interesting for students to see and can open up a discussion as to how not everyone can read the same lines in the same way based on their own perspectives and personal experiences.
“He tells me I can set a record one day. A real record. Be one of the world’s great somethings. Maybe.” - Ghost about Mr. Charles, Ch. 1
“And I think he’s got potential. With proper coaching, he could be a serious problem.” - Coach Brody about Ghost, Ch. 2
“Trouble is, you can’t run away from yourself.” Coach snatched the towel from his shoulder, folded it into a perfect square, and set it in the space between us. “Unfortunately,” he said, “ain’t nobody that fast.” - Coach Brody to Ghost, Ch. 3
“And the same thing running did for me, I felt like it could do for you . . . Show you that you can’t run away from who you are, but what you can do is run toward who you want to be.” - Coach to Ghost, Ch. 9
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Objective: Create a storyboard that identifies your favorite quote or scene in Ghost. Illustrate your quote and write what it means to you.
Requirements: Quote, Illustration, 1-2 sentences about what it means to you.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards