Viking Ships at Sunrise

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Jack and Annie are off in search of another story in jeopardy, this time at a monastery in ancient Ireland. Trouble arrives when Vikings land, and Jack and Annie must find a way to escape!
Curriculet Details
10 Questions
12 Annotations
3 Quizzes

This free digital curriculum for elementary school students contains interactive videos exploring the multiple meaning words and story genre, as well as annotations explaining text structure and asking questions. Students will explore the themes of family and adventure. 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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Homework #4

Mary Pope Osborne, the author of this story, is an American writer. She is most popular for writing children's books, specifically the Magic Tree series. (This annotation contains an image)


What information do you learn by reading this prologue? 

Chapter 1 - Before Dawn

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 mysterious. Which word below is an antonym for mysterious? 

Chapter 2 - The Steep Climb

All stories are written using a certain format. The different genres, or types of stories, contain different formats. Determine which genre this story is by watching this video.  (This annotation contains a video)
What genre is Magic Tree House: Viking Ships at Sunrise? 

Chapter 3 - Brother Patrick

Be sure to read the titles of each chapter. They will give you a clue as to what the chapter will be about. 
What makes Brother Patrick afraid? 
Quiz for Section One 

Chapter 4 - Books of Wonder

This story is a fantasy. The following video will explain different elements in a fantasy novel. (This annotation contains a video)
What events happen in this story to let you know it is a fantasy? 
Books really were written on sheepskin. This is before the time of regular paper. (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter 5 - Warships on the Waves

Why is Jack declining the monk's help? 

Chapter 6 - The Vikings Are Coming!

The events in a story are told in a certain order, or sequence. This video explains why paying attention to the sequence of events is important.  (This annotation contains a video)
Quiz for Section Two 

Chapter 7 - Fogbound

"Check" is a multiple meaning word. When reading multiple meaning words, you have to decide which meaning of the word best fits the sentence. This video will help.  (This annotation contains a video)
Arms is a multiple meaning word. Which definition below gives the best definition of arms as it is used on this page? 

Chapter 8 - Lost at Sea

The words inside of Jack's book are written in smaller font. This makes the words stand out as you read. 
Jack is mentioning wearing a helmet for a previous adventure. The website below contains many of the Magic Tree House adventures that Jack and Annie have been on.  (This annotation contains a link)
Use the website above to determine which Magic Tree House book is Jack referring to when he says "The helmet wasn't as heavy as the one he had worn in the time of castles". What clue makes you think it is the book you chose? 

Chapter 9 - Sea Monster!

Do you think a sea serpent is beautiful or scary?  (This annotation contains an image)
How does the illustration above help you better understand this section of the story? 

Chapter 10 - Sunrise

Annie's comment about jeans lets you know the tree house is back in Frog Creek, Pennsylvania. 
Explain what Morgan means when she says Jack and Annie are heroes. 

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Quiz for Section Three