The River Ride - Ghosts of the California Gold Rush

The River Ride - Ghosts of the California  Gold Rush
The River Ride - Ghosts of the California  Gold Rush
The River Ride - Ghosts of the California  Gold Rush
The River Ride - Ghosts of the California  Gold Rush
The River Ride - Ghosts of the California  Gold Rush
The River Ride - Ghosts of the California  Gold Rush
The River Ride - Ghosts of the California  Gold Rush
The River Ride - Ghosts of the California  Gold Rush
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The River Ride - Ghosts of the California Gold Rush by Lonnie Dai Zovi

Two cousins meet for a camping adventure by the American River area near Sacramento where their ancestors had panned for gold generations before. Their adventure becomes more exciting than they had anticipated when they experience first hand what happens when two miners (albeit ghost miners) fight over a claim. Students learn about the type of people who became miners, their migrations, their motives for coming and even the flora and fauna of the area as they are entertained and improve their literacy skills.

The River Ride - Ghosts of the California 49er Gold Minersis 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 seven pages (4 1/2 full pages of reading, 2 1/2 of exercises) contain a high interest short story written at a 4 -5th grade reading level, but of interest to all students, 4th grade to GED or adult ESL or Citizenship students. (Intermediate level ESL, ELL reader) Besides enjoying the story (who doesn't love a good ghost story?), the students will learn, review, discuss, investigate, and write about:

1) California Gold Rush
2) Westeward movement
3) The use of the past perfect tense
4) Flora and fauna in Northern California

Other skills enhanced are:

1) Vocabulary improvement
2) Reading comprehension skills
3) Paragraph writing

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 U.S. History
Practice reading
Improve comprehension
Expand vocabulary
Highlight or teach certain aspects of language
Make connections to other content areas
Stimulate discussions
Write interesting paragraphs or simple essays

To take full advantage of True Ghost Stories That Teach, the students should read the stories aloud, dramatizing and using voices and other sound effects (readers' 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:

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

"True" Ghost Stories That Teach Answer Booklet FREE

Elvis Has Left the Building (Las Vegas History) $3.00

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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The River Ride - Ghosts of the California 49er Gold Miners by Lonnie Dai Zovi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at http://www.vibrantepress.com.

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