Who Won the War?

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Who will win as the curtain closes on the war between the girls and the boys? Summer vacation is almost over and after one year in Buckman it looks like the Malloy girls will be going home to Ohio. The Hatford boys are relieved to finally be rid of Eddie, Beth and Caroline, also known as the Womper, the Weirdo and the Crazy. As the clock ticks away at their final days, Jake and Eddie keep up the competing, tricking and scheming until Eddie puts Jake up to the biggest dare of the year. She wants to prove once and for all that the girls are in charge. Jake can't back away and let the girls declare victory. The wacky war that began the day the girls arrived isn't over yet! From the Hardcover edition.
Curriculet Details
45 Questions
46 Annotations
3 Quizzes

Designed for students in 3rd grade, this free digital curriculum contains annotations explaining inference, characterization and figurative language. It also contains interactive videos that support comprehension, such as videos about literary devices and plot elements. Over the course of the book, students will answer Common Core questions and quizzes related to the subjects of textual evidence, point of view, and vocabulary. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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Chapter One - The News

Dialogue is conversation between two or more characters in a story. Watch the video to learn more about dialogue.  (This annotation contains a video)
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In prose, dialogue is put inside ________. 
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So far in the story, we have learned about the characters and their background. Which element of plot is the story in now? 
What is plot? Watch the video to find out more about plot. After watching the video, answer the question below. (This annotation contains a video)

Chapter Two - Suspicion

Did you know that you can look up any word in the text of the book or the text of the questions and answers? Just click (or press on mobile devices) the word you want to define and hold until the blue text selector pops up. When you release, a define option will appear. Since it's so easy to look up words, make sure you use this feature frequently... Is there a word on this page you need to look up? 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of sprawled. Which definition fits the context of the sentence? 
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Why is Jake suspicious of Eddie? Why does he think she has "something up her sleeve"? 
The expression "have a trick up your sleeve" means you have a secret strategy to use when the time is right. This expression is and example of an idiom. Idioms are understood to imply at meaning that is quite different from what the individual words mean. 
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Why does Wally hope their mom will say they can not go with the girls? 
Make Predictions: Do you think the boys' mother will let them go with the girls? 

Chapter Three - Picnic, Sort Of

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How does Beth differ from Eddie? 
What is an "auditorium"? Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition. 
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What does Caroline think is causing the tickle down her spine? 
What do you think is tickling Caroline's back? 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of taunted. Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for taunted? 
Is it a good idea for the Hatfords and the Malloys to go to Knob Hill at midnight? Why or why not? 

Chapter Four - Mystery

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Based on the details in the text, what time of year is it? 
What differences do you notice between Wally and Peter? 
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What does it mean to be suspicious of someone? 
Who do you think this list of items belongs to? Could it be the Malloy girls? 

Chapter Five - Dare

The girls in this war seem crafty and smart. The boys are suspicious. Who do you think will win this war? 
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What does this detail reveal about Peter? 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of uncomfortable. What is the BEST definition of uncomfortable? 
Do you think Eddie will go into the coal mine? Why or why not? 

Chapter Six - Shadows

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Why didn't Jake tell Eddie that he would not go into the coal mine? 
What do the details in the highlighted text reveal about Wally? How is he different from his brothers? 
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How does Peter's relationship with the Malloy girls differ from his brothers' relationship with them? 
What interesting facts do you think Beth found out about Knob Hill? Do you think they are true or would she make them up? 
An arrowhead is a tip, usually sharpened, added to an arrow to make it more deadly or to fulfill some special purpose. The earliest arrowheads were made of stone. (This annotation contains an image)
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Why does Jake bring an arrowhead from home on the trip? Use evidence from the text to support your answer. 

Chapter Seven - Center Stage

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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of memorize. What is the BEST definition of memorize? 
Why does Caroline think she must memorize the poem "The Raven"? 
Wham! is an example of onomatopoeia. An onomatopoeia is a word that imitates the natural sound of a thing. It creates a sound effect that mimics the thing being described, making the description more expressive and interesting. Watch the video to learn more about onomatopoeia.  (This annotation contains a video)
Quiz 1 
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Based on the details in the text, we can infer that the custodian ____________ Caroline. 

Chapter Eight - Emergency

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Based on what you have read, who do you infer is being taken to the hospital? 
What does this reveal about Wally? Why is he so nervous? 
How does Wally feel about the Malloy girls? What evidence from the text supports your answer? 
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Wally ______________ too much. 

Chapter Nine - Oh, No!

Why does Mrs. Malloy NOT believe that Eddie dislikes the Hatford boys? 
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Using context clues, what is most likely  the meaning of speechless? 

Chapter Ten - Moving Out

Point of view is the mode of narration that an author uses to let the readers “hear” and “see” what takes place in a story. Watch the video and then answer the question below. (This annotation contains a video)
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From which point of view is this story written? 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of decontaminate. Which of the following definitions means the same as decontaminate? 
Why are the boys arguing? 

Chapter Eleven - Stop Complaining!

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How does Peter feel about his brothers and the Malloy sisters fighting with one another? Use evidence from the text to support your answer. 
Why does Eddie say this to Jake? Do you think she really means it? 
What does it mean to "conserve" water? Can you think of a synonym (word with similar meaning) for conserve? 
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What is most likely the reason the families have a cold meal instead of a hot meal? 

Chapter Thirteen - The Magic Underwear

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What time of day is it in this section of text? 
Imagery is the use of figurative language to represent objects, actions and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses. Which of your five senses does the author appeal to in these sentences?  
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Based on the details in the highlighted text, what can you infer about Peter? 
How do you think the girls' underwear got into the drawer? Do you think Wally returned it since he was late coming to breakfast? 
Do you think Eddie's sisters will convince her to be friends with Jake and his brothers? Why or why not? 
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What evidence from the text suggests that the boys are setting up a lemonade stand? 

Chapter Fourteen - Eggs-actly!

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Why is selling lemonade a good idea today? 
'Hotter' is a comparative adjective. Comparative adjectives compare two nouns. Watch the video to learn more about comparative adjectives.  (This annotation contains a video)
Similes compare two objects using "like" or "as." Watch the video to learn more about similes. (This annotation contains a video)
Quiz 2 
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Why does Wally consider the underwear switcheroo the best thing he has done all summer? 

Chapter Fifteen - Seen!

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A duke is a high title of nobility. That definition does not fit the context of this sentence. What is the meaning of duke as it is used in this sentence? 
What will Eddie's response be since she knows Jake is going to go to the coal mine? 
Who do you think the big, burly man at the coal mine is? Do you think he lives there or does he get paid to guard it? 
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Why does Wally not suspect the man to be a guard? 
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Why does Jake look at Peter? 
What do you think Peter will do if he is asked about the coal mine? Do you think Jake believes Peter will keep it a secret? 

Chapter Sixteen - Old Rusty Truck

A 'brownout' is a sustained period of low alternating current line voltage. Power companies do this when the demand for electricity exceeds the available supply. 
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What do you think the kids will do next? 
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Who is the least concerned about seeing the man in the pickup truck? 
Do you agree with Jake? Should they lie about being at the coal mine or tell the truth? 

Chapter Seventeen - Once Upon a Midnight Dreary …

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Based on the details in the text, we can infer that ________________________. 
Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of maneuver. Can you think of a synonym for maneuver that would fit the context of this sentence? 
Can you identify the literary device used in this sentence? If you said onomatopoeia, you are correct. Onomatopoeic words are sound effect words. Watch the video for more examples of onomatopoeia. (This annotation contains a video)
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The next door neighbor needs __________. 

Chapter Eighteen - Ka-boom!

What does this detail suggest about the ladybugs? Are there many ladybugs or only a few? 
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Why does Mr. Hatford think the vacuum cleaner will work better than the flyswatter? 
Do you think this explosion at the coal mine has anything to do with the list the boys found or the old man at the mine? 
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How does Peter feel about the explosion at the coal mine? Use evidence from the text to support your answer. 
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Why do people visit the coal mine? 
A hyperbole is a deliberate exaggeration of actions and ideas for the sake of emphasis. Wally's heart does not actually sink in his chest. This exaggeration is used to show that he is scared that they are going to get in trouble. 

Chapter Nineteen - Tippy

Do you think this man is responsible for the explosion? Was it an accident? 
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Most miserable is a ______________. 
Will the police be able to use any of the information the kids are giving them? Why or why not? 
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The sheriff could use more of the information if ____________________________. 

Chapter Twenty - E-mail to Georgia

This is an email written to the Benson brothers from Wally. He is telling them about the excitement that is going on in Buckman. 
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Which of the following events has NOT happened in Buckman? 

Chapter Twenty-Two - Goodbye! Goodbye!

How do the Malloy girls feel about getting to go home? Do you think the Hatford boys are glad they are leaving too? 
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How does Mrs. Malloy feel towards the Hatfords for allowing them to stay there? 
Do you suppose the Hatford boys followed them and are holding the door? 
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What does this detail suggest? 
Dynamic vs. Static Characters: Watch the video to learn the difference between a dynamic and static character.  (This annotation contains a video)
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Although Eddie and Jake can't say anything nice to one another, how can you tell they have changed? 
After you finish Quiz 3, continue reading the next several pages to learn more about the author and her inspiration for this book. 
Quiz 3