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Discover the astonishing true stories—that will make readers laugh, cry, and gasp—behind the headlines: Fugitive Slave Recaptured, Adolf Eichmann, Prisoners in Alcatraz, DC Snipers, Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, and more.
Curriculet Details
17 Questions
17 Annotations
3 Quizzes

Designed for students in 5th grade, this free digital curriculum contains annotations explaining textual evidence, author's purpose and text structure. It also contains interactive videos that support comprehension, such as videos about media analysis and textual connections. Over the course of the book, students will answer Common Core questions and quizzes related to the subjects of point of view, explaining reason, and vocabulary. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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Introduction

Why are Nazis still being pursued and captured? What evidence from the text supports your answer? 
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What does escape-proof mean? 

Chapter 1: Fugitive Slave Recaptured!

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Use the annotation above to answer the following question. According to the color legend, the slaves states are _________. 
Look at the image. Use the color legend to identify the Mason-Dixon Line.  (This annotation contains an image)
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What caused tension between the North and the South? 
Image of Anthony Burns  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter 2: Eichmann Captured!

What do these details reveal about Adolf Eichmann? What kind of person is he? 
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Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for captured? 
Quiz 1 

Chapter 3: Prisoners in Alcatraz: Captured or Escaped?

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 escape. Choose the BEST definition of escape for this context and type it below. 
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Why were prisoners sent to Alcatraz? 
Make Predictions: Do you think Coy and Cretzer's escape plan will work? Why or why not? 
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Why would the inmates have been better off to stay at Alcatraz? 
In this image, you can see Alcatraz Island and San Francisco in the background.  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter 4: Washington, DC, Snipers Captured!

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Which word DOES NOT seem to fit the context of all the other words? 
Do you think the police and FBI could have caught the snipers in less than 22 days? Why or why not? 
Why do the police begin looking for the Caprice? What evidence from the text supports your answer? 
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Why is there a hole in the trunk of the shooters' car? 

Chapter 5: Saddam Hussein Captured!

Iraq is a country located in Western Asia. (This annotation contains an image)
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What does this detail reveal about Saddam Hussein? 
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Why do Saddam's son-in-laws return to Iraq? 
Saddam Hussein (This annotation contains an image)
Quiz 2 

Chapter 6: Osama Bin Laden

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Use the word talons in a sentence. 
U.S. Navy Seals go through tough training in order to be able to carry out their missions.  (This annotation contains an image)
Why do you suppose Osama bin Laden's death attracted the media? 
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Why is it NOT appropriate for Osama bin Laden to be made a hero? 

Chapter 7: Muammar al-Qaddafi

Map of Libya  (This annotation contains an image)
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Use the annotation above to answer this question. What is the capital of Libya? 
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Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for protests? 
This image shows a rebel trying to tear down the sculpture in Qaddafi's compound.  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter 8: James "Whitey" Bulger

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Make a sentence using the word manhunt. 
James "Whitey" Bulger (This annotation contains an image)
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This detail suggests that Anna Bjorn _______________________. 
Did Whitey and Catherine do a good job of hiding from the police? What evidence from the text supports your answer? 
Quiz 3