Hour of the Olympics

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Jack and Annie are off on another adventure! This time they are sent to ancient Greece, where a very important event is taking place. Join them as they race against time and witness the very first Olympic games!
Curriculet Details
10 Questions
11 Annotations
3 Quizzes

This free digital curriculum for elementary school students contains interactive videos exploring the theme and summarizing, as well as annotations explaining text structure and asking questions. Students will explore the themes of trust 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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Dear Readers

Mary Pope Osborne, the author of this novel, is writing you this letter to tell you where she got her idea for the book. Mary is an American writer of children's books. If you want to learn more about her, you can visit her website.  (This annotation contains a link)


What is the author's purpose for including this prologue? 

Chapter 1 - Just One More

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 journeys. Which word below is a synonym for journeys? 

Chapter 2 - Any Girls Here?

When you are reading, you have to use all of the strategies you have learned to help you understand the story. This video reviews several reading strategies.  (This annotation contains a video)
As you read the highlighted sentences, you start to form a picture in your mind of what Jack and Annie are seeing. Which reading strategy are you using? 

Chapter 3 - The Secret Poet

Annie knows the man is friendly because he smiles at her. 
How does the illustration above help you better understand what is going on in this section? 
Quiz for Section One 

Chapter 4 - Not Fair!

Sometimes you are asked to write a summary of a chapter or book. This video reviews summary writing.  (This annotation contains a video)
Summarize Jack and Annie's adventure in ancient Greece up to this point. 

Chapter 5 - Hi, Zeus

Here is a picture of an olive tree. Do you think it would be easy to make a crown using the branches?  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter 6 - Mystery Man

Why are Plato and Jack hurrying? 
Jack keeps taking notes in his notebook, which tells you he is studious. This is a character trait. Watch this video to learn more about character traits.  (This annotation contains a video)
Quiz for Section Two 

Chapter 7 - Go! Go! Go!

Below is a story about a man who competes in the ancient Olympics.  (This annotation contains a link)
What events happen in the story you read of Baltazar that also happen in this novel? 

Chapter 9 - Fly Away Home

The theme for a novel is the underlying message. This video explains theme.  (This annotation contains a video)
What theme is emerging in this novel? 
Why do you think a tear is coming down Annie's cheek? 

Chapter 10 - They're All Here

Why does the author include this conversation with Morgan? 
This is what Hercules looks like in the night sky. (This annotation contains an image)
Morgan says "The old stories are always with us. We are never alone." What does she mean? 

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Quiz for Section Three