Sailing Alone- The Ghost of Columbus's Captain Helps Out

Sailing Alone- The Ghost of Columbus's Captain Helps Out
Sailing Alone- The Ghost of Columbus's Captain Helps Out
Sailing Alone- The Ghost of Columbus's Captain Helps Out
Sailing Alone- The Ghost of Columbus's Captain Helps Out
Sailing Alone- The Ghost of Columbus's Captain Helps Out
Sailing Alone- The Ghost of Columbus's Captain Helps Out
Sailing Alone- The Ghost of Columbus's Captain Helps Out
Sailing Alone- The Ghost of Columbus's Captain Helps Out
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Sailing Alone- The Ghost of Columbus's Captain Helps Out. Sailing Alone by Lonnie Dai Zovi, is a story about an 19th century sailor, Jacob Slocum, whose life was saved because the ghost of Alonso Pinzon, one of Columbus's captains, helped him during a very long and powerful storm. This story is good any time but of particular interest during October and Columbus Day observations.

Sailing Alone is one of the stories in the U.S.History based True Ghost Stories That Teach - Historically Based Stories with Content Area Connections by Lonnie Dai Zovi .
These five pages contain a high interest short story written at a 4-5th grade reading level, but of interest to all students, 4th grade to adult.

Besides enjoying the story (who doesn't love a good ghost story?), the students will learn, review, discuss. investigate, and write about :

1. the story of the voyages of Christopher Columbus
2. other possible North American explorers before him,
3. sailing, boats, harbors
4. geography

Other skills enhanced are:

1. Vocabulary improvement
2. Reading comprehension skills
3. Use and study of the prefix "dis"

All the stories in this collection capitalize on the students' great interest in ghosts, and other weird phenomena. These stories take advantage of this interest by using the stories to teach:

1. Practice reading
2. Improve comprehension
3. Expand vocabulary
4. Highlight or teach certain aspects of language
5. Teach or review history
6. Make connections to other content areas
7. Stimulate discussions
8. Write interesting paragraphs or simple essays

To take full advantage if the True" Ghost Stories That Teach, the stories should read the stories aloud, dramatizing and using voices and other sound effects (reader's theater) The stories have been designed for readers of all ages, as have the exercises. These exercise may be done together as a whole group, partners or individually.

To buy the “True” Ghosts Stories That Teach packets click on the links below:

"True" Ghost Stories That Teach Answer Booklet FREE

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I Don't Belong Here(Buffalo Soldiers) $3.00

Not Only The Swallows (California Missions) $3.00

Oh, Say, Can You See (History of the National Anthem) $3.00

.Peter's Space (History of Early New York) $3.00

Sailing Alone (Columbus's trips) $3.00

Still Working (Transcontinental Railroad and Chinese workers) $3.00

The Blushing Ghost (Lincoln) $3.00

The Final Salute (Pearl Harbor) $3.00

The Hospital (Gettysburg) $3.00

The River Ride (California Gold Rush) $ 3.00

The Sheriff's Curse (Salem's witch trials)
$3.00

The Torchman (War of 1812 and the White House)
$ 3.00

The Tunnel of Freedom (Underground railroad) $3.00

Together Again (Texas History, The Alamo) $3.00

**To buy all the “true” Ghost Stories That Teach BUNDLE click below

“True” Ghost Stories That Teach – Historically Based Stories With Content Area Connections (BUNDLE) $32 (Would cost $45 if bought separately)

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Sailing Alone- The Ghost of Columbus's Captain Helps Out by Lonnie Dai Zovi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.Based on a work at
Columbus' voyages Jacob Slocum Alonzo Pinzon
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5 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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