The Knight at Dawn

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Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series-the Magic Tree House! A Castle with a secret passage! That's what Jack and Annie find when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the Middle Ages for another wild adventure. In the Great Hall of the castle, a feast is under way. But Jack and Annie aren't exactly welcome guests! Visit the Magic Tree House website!
Curriculet Details
11 Questions
15 Annotations
3 Quizzes

This free digital curriculum for elementary school students contains interactive videos exploring sequencing and using text-based evidence, as well as annotations explaining figurative language and asking questions. Students will explore the themes of adventure and working together. The Common Core aligned questions, answers and quizzes in this free online unit will increase student engagement in the book while supporting reading comprehension.

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Chapter 1 - The Dark Woods

Mary Pope Osborne is an American author of children's books. She is most famous for the Magic Tree House Series. You are about to read book two. If you did not read book one, the first few pages will fill in what you missed. To learn more about Mary and her books, visit her website.  (This annotation contains a link)
What are you learning about Jack on these first few pages? 
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? 
Use the Define feature to determine the meaning of gripped. Which definition below best fits how gripped is used on this page? 

Chapter 2 - Leaving Again

"Light" is a multiple meaning word. This video explains these types of words.  (This annotation contains a video)
Wind is a multiple meaning word. Which definition best describes how it is used on this page? 

Chapter 3 - Across the Bridge

The titles of the chapter give you an idea of what is to come. Be sure to read them! 
How does Jack differ from Annie? 
Here is a picture of what the feast may have looked like. (This annotation contains an image)
Quiz for Section One 

Chapter 4 - Into the Castle

Setting is important in this novel. The tree house transports Jack and Annie to a new time and place. This video explains setting.  (This annotation contains a video)
How does the picture on this page help you visualize the setting? 

Chapter 5 - Trapped

The image below shows an armory with heads, breastplates, and weapons.  (This annotation contains an image)
A summary includes all of the important events of a chapter or book. Write a summary of this chapter, Trapped. 

Chapter 6 - Ta-da!

Sometimes an author puts clues in a story so that you can make a guess, or inference, about the character. This strategy is explained in the video below.  (This annotation contains a video)
What can you infer about the knights on this page? 
Quiz for Section Two 

Chapter 7 - A Secret Passage

How do Jack and Annie end up in this long hallway? A series, or sequence, of events have led them here. The video below explains sequencing.  (This annotation contains a video)
Which of the following events happened first? 
The word "unlatched" contains the prefix "un-". Prefixes are word parts at the beginning of base words. They change the meaning of the word. Can you determine what "un-" means?  

Chapter 8 - The Knight

Here is a diagram of a castle.  (This annotation contains an image)
Think about what you know about castles and the picture above. Where do you think Jack landed? 
Sometimes you are asked to find textual evidence to support an answer. The video below explains how to find these clues.  (This annotation contains a video)
The site below takes you to an audio version of The Magic Tree House books. Click on "Play Sample" below the book and listen to chapter one of "Dinosaurs Before Dawn."  (This annotation contains a link)
Think about Jack and Annie in this book and Jack and Annie in Chapter One of Dinosaurs Before Dawn. How are the characters similar? How are they different? Include text based evidence from both sources in your response. 

Chapter 9 - Under the Moon

Did you think the knight would be helpful to Jack and Annie? 
Why is Jack concerned about which picture Annie pointed to? 

Chapter 10 - One Mystery Solved

Jack and Annie's mom and dad do not know about the tree house or the adventures. 
Quiz for Section Three