Ghost Who Couldn’t Scare Lesson

Ghost Who Couldn't Scare Lesson: Audience Behaviors

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Objective: students analyze how audiences or viewers make drama better.

This story about a ghost who wants to learn to scare people focuses on friendship and the unpleasantness of being a bully.   Students discuss audience behaviors that support live presentations and how respectfully responding to the work of classmates is an important part of the theater process (in the first grade objectives).  We designed this lesson around the story of the same name -- download The Ghost Who Couldn't Scare from the story library to complete the lesson.  This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the First Grade Curriculum but can be used for Kindergarten.

Grade Level

  • Kindergarten
  • 1st Grade


  • Adding Details
  • Audience Behaviors
  • Praising
  • Story Elements


  • Adding Details
  • Bullying
  • Fantasy
  • Friendship
  • Plot Sequence
  • Praising
  • Reality
  • Story Elements
  • Writing


  • Open