Lost and Found

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Discover the astonishing true stories—that will make readers laugh, cry, and gasp—behind the headlines: Pompeii, Amelia Earhart, Twins Reunite, Tuffy, HMS Beagle, Stolen Holocaust Masterpiece Fetches Millions, and more.
Curriculet Details
17 Questions
17 Annotations
3 Quizzes

Designed for students in fifth grade, this free digital curriculum contains annotations explaining print analysis, inference and text features. It also contains interactive videos that support comprehension, such as videos about media connections and text-based evidence . Over the course of the book, students will answer Common Core questions and quizzes related to the subjects of central idea, point of view, and vocabulary. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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What is the author's purpose for including this introduction before Chapter 1? 
The author uses the introduction to reveal some of the things you will read about in this book. Of all the events mentioned on this page, which one are you the MOST excited about reading? 

Chapter 1: Pompeii—A Lost and Found City

Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for erupt? 
Watch the short video to see what the destruction of Pompeii might have been like.  (This annotation contains a video)
Mount Vesuvius is a stratovolcano located in the Gulf of Naples.  (This annotation contains an image)
What is the most likely reason no one lives in Pompeii today? 
How do archaeologists know that people lived in Pompeii before it was destroyed by the volcano? 
Here is a colorful image of the amphitheater in Pompeii. (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter 2: Amelia Earhart—A Modern Mystery

Based on the definition of pioneer, which of the following statements is TRUE? 
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? 
Watch this short video about Amelia Earhart.  (This annotation contains a video)
List one interesting idea that people had about Amelia Earhart's disappearance. 
Quiz 1 

Chapter 3: Twins Reunite

How many years pass between the time the twins are born and the time they meet for the first time? 
What do these two events have in common? Use evidence from the text to support your answer. 
Nonfiction Text Feature - Headings: Read the poster below to find out why headings are an important feature in nonfiction texts. (This annotation contains an image)
What does the heading The Twins Meet suggest? What do you suppose will happen in this section? 
Conjoined twins can be seen below.  (This annotation contains an image)
During this 17-year time span, twin births ________________. 

Chapter 4: Tuffy Finds His Way Home

Write a sentence using the word implant correctly in context. 
Would you like for your pet to have an identification chip? How can this be helpful if your pet gets lost? 
What do you think? Would you like to be injected with an RFID tag? Why or why not? 

Chapter 5: The HMS Beagle is Found

What do these two events have in common? 
Here is a replica of the HMS Beagle.  (This annotation contains an image)
Name one thing that Darwin did on his five-year long trip around the world. 
Quiz 2 

Chapter 6: Sunken Treasure Returned to Spain

Portugal is circled on the map below.  (This annotation contains an image)
In which sentence is the word wreckage used correctly? 
Watch the short television broadcast about Odyssey Marine's big find. (This annotation contains a video)
Which statement below is supported by the video in the annotation? 
Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for numerous? 
How do you suppose Odyssey Marine feels about having to give the treasure to Spain? How would you feel? 

Chapter 7: Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I

Which definition of mosaics most closely fits the context of the sentence? 
What do you think of the "Golden Adele" painting below? (This annotation contains an image)
How do you think Ronald Lauder feels about the painting? 
What does Maria Altmann remember about her aunt Adele? 
Quiz 3