Tigers at Twilight

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Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series-the Magic Tree House! Tigers in trouble? That's what Jack and Annie find when the Magic Tree House whisks them and Teddy, the enchanted dog, to a forest in India. The rare tigers are being trapped by greedy poachers! Can Jack and Annie find a way to help? Or will a fierce tiger eat them instead? Visit the Magic Tree House website! MagicTreeHouse.com
Curriculet Details
8 Questions
13 Annotations
3 Quizzes

This free digital curriculum for elementary school students contains interactive videos exploring the context clues and reading strategies, as well as annotations explaining text structure and asking questions. Students will explore the themes of adventure and endangered animals. 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 book, is a popular children's writer. She gets ideas for her books from places she has visited and her imagination. You are about to read the 19th book in her award-winning series, Magic Tree House.  (This annotation contains an image)


According to the prologue, why are Jack and Annie going on this set of adventures? 

Chapter 1 - How Far Away?

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? 
Jack and Annie live on the east coast (right side) of the United States. India is highlighted in orange. (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter 2 - Kah and Ko

Use the Define feature to determine the meaning of cawing. Which animal is cawing? 
"Arf" is a sound word known as onomateopoeia. This video will review different types of onomateopoeia.  (This annotation contains a video)

Chapter 3 - Life or Death

Which type of figurative language is "Koo-koo-koo"? 
How would you feel if you were in the forest and it is getting dark? 
Quiz for Section One 

Chapter 4 - Swing Time

This novel is a fantasy. The video below will explain the elements of a fantasy.  (This annotation contains a video)
How do you know this story is a fantasy? 

Chapter 5 - Night Walk

People ride elephants in real life as well.  (This annotation contains an image)
When Jack hears the roar, a chill goes down his spine. How is Jack feeling? 

Chapter 6 - Swamp Creature

There are times when you do not know what a word means. You can use context clues, or the words and sentences around it, to determine the meaning. This video will explain.  (This annotation contains a video)
Which words from the text help you determine the meaning of poachers? 
Quiz for Section Two 

Chapter 7 - Trapped!

Comparing and contrasting are reading skills that help your comprehension of a story. This video explains how to use this strategy.  (This annotation contains a video)

Chapter 8 - Wonder Dog

Mary Pope Osborne includes a tiger poem at the beginning of this novel. Read the first two stanzas of the poem and think about how it connects to the events in the novel.  (This annotation contains a link)

Chapter 9 - The Hermit

The titles of the chapters give you clues to what the chapters will be about. This chapter is titled "The Hermit". What do you think the title means? 
How does the illustration of Annie above help you better understand this section of the story? 
The languars have been friendly and helpful to Jack and Annie. In real life, though, it is not a good idea to hug any wild animal! 
What happens outside when the tree house transports Jack and Annie? 

Chapter 10 - Who Are You, Really?

Every story is written in a certain point of view. The video below explains the different types of viewpoints. (This annotation contains a video)

Homework #23

Quiz for Section Three