Ghost: Track Book 1

Week #1 - Readings


Castle Crenshaw, a.k.a. Ghost, has been running his entire life, but for all the wrong reasons. Then one day he meets Coach, an Olympic medalist who sees his unique talent and offers him a life-changing invitation to join the middle school track club.  Can Ghost harness his raw gift for speed, or will his past finally catch up to him? 

The following Chapters are assigned for reading during week 1:
  • Chapter 1 – World Records 
  • Chapter 2 – World Record For The Fastest Tryout
ELA Standards 
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.3: Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Warm-Up Questions
  1. What does it mean to “fit in”? 
  2. What does family mean to you? 
  3. What is your favorite sport or activity? How important is it to you? 
  4. With whom, where, or what makes you feel the safest and/or special?  Why? 
  5. What does it mean to run away from yourself? 

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