Mummies in the Morning

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Curriculet Details
12 Questions
14 Annotations
3 Quizzes

This free digital curriculum for elementary school students contains interactive videos exploring sequencing and comparing/contrasting, as well as annotations explaining visualizing and asking questions. Students will explore the themes of adventure and problem solving. 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 - Meow!

You are about to read book three in the "Magic Tree House" series by Mary Pope Osborne. The first chapter in this book will give you a brief overview of the first two books to help catch you up in case you did not read them yet. 
Based on what you have read in this chapter, Jack and Annie have been on several other adventures. Which adventure below have they not been on yet? 
Sometimes you will have to compare and contrast two characters, stories, or ideas. This video reviews comparing and contrasting.  (This annotation contains a video)
Listen to Chapter One of Dinosaurs Before Dark, Mary Pope Osborne's first book in the Magic Tree House series. Think about how the setting in the audio book compares to the setting in the first chapter of this book.  (This annotation contains a link)
Compare the setting in this chapter and the setting in the first chapter from the audio book. Include how the settings are similar and different. 

Chapter 2 - Oh, Man. Mummies!

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 weakly. Which word below is an antonym for weakly? 
Jack and Annie do not see the hole in the pyramid at first because it is around the corner. This picture shows how the entrance may be hidden. The entrance in this picture is above the people. (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter 3 - It's Alive!

Why does Jack take a deep breath? 
Quiz for Section One 

Chapter 4 - Back from the Dead

Jack and Annie are explaining what a scepter is. If the characters do not tell you what a word is, and you can not find it in the Define section, you will need to use context clues to determine the words meaning. This video will explain how.  (This annotation contains a video)
Using context clues, determine the meaning of trembling. Which word below is a synonym for trembling? 

Chapter 5 - The Ghost-Queen

To learn more about the "Book of the Dead" go to the website below.  (This annotation contains a link)
What is the "Book of the Dead"? Use information from this chapter and the website on ancient Egypt in your response. 

Chapter 6 - The Writing on the Wall

Jack and Annie are telling the queen the symbols in order. This sequence may be important when finding the book. This video explains how to sequence events in a story.  (This annotation contains a video)
Which word below does Annie use to let the queen know the order of the hieroglyphs? 
The picture below shows a hieroglyphic alphabet. Can you write your name or a secret message using the code?  (This annotation contains an image)
Quiz for Section Two 

Chapter 7 - The Scroll

Jack thinks they should wait and think. Annie thinks they should go through the door. These actions and thoughts help determine the characters' traits. This video explains character traits.  (This annotation contains a video)
Which word below best describes Jack? 

Chapter 8 - The Mummy

The picture of the mummy helps you visualize, or make a picture in your head, of what Jack is seeing. If you were in the pyramid, would you stay like Jack or run away like Annie? 
The items in the burial chamber were mentioned earlier in this book. Why is Mary Pope Osborne repeating the contents of the room in the highlighted lines? 

Chapter 9 - Follow the Leader

It is important to determine the point of view, or who is telling the story. This video explains the different types of point of view.  (This annotation contains a video)
From whose point of view is this story told? 
The Egyptian pyramids are on the edge of the Sahara desert and it is very hot there.  (This annotation contains an image)
What sentence below lets you know the treehouse is moving? 

Chapter 10 - Another Clue

Jack and Annie discover this "mysterious M person" in their first two mysteries. They found clues that the person exists, but they do not know who it is. 
How does the picture above help you understand this section of the story better? 
Quiz for Section Three