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Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series-the Magic Tree House! It is a dark and snowy night when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to colonial times. General George Washington is about to lead his army in a sneak attack against their enemy. But now a terrible weather is making the great general question his plans. Can Jack and Annie keep history on track? The fate of the country rests in their hands! Visit the Magic Tree House website!
Curriculet Details
9 Questions
11 Annotations
3 Quizzes

This free digital curriculum for elementary school students contains interactive videos exploring the setting and visualizing, as well as annotations explaining drawing conclusions and character’s actions. Students will explore the themes of adventure and the Revolutionary War. 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 Reader

The author of this book, Mary Pope Osborne, writes you a letter to explain how she got the idea for this book. Mary is a popular author of children's books. She is best known for the Magic Tree House series, which you are going to read book #22. If you want to learn more about Mary and her books, visit her website below.  (This annotation contains a link)


According to the prologue, why are Jack and Annie going on a new adventure? 

Chapter 1 - Wednesday!

When reading, you can compare and contrast characters, settings, and even stories. This video reviews comparing and contrasting.  (This annotation contains a video)
Why are Jack and Annie traveling in the tree house? 

Chapter 2 - Day or Night?

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? 
Listen to the audio version of Chapter Two below. Click "Play Sample" and it will start a few lines into Chapter Two. You can stop listening when you get to the end of the chapter.  (This annotation contains a link)
How does reading a chapter yourself differ from listening to the chapter being read to you? 

Chapter 3 - It's Time

Use the Define feature to determine the meaning of musket. Which sentence below uses musket in the same way it is used on this page? 
If the man is not cut off from speaking, he would have continued to question Jack and Annie. This may have been a problem since the children would have some difficulty explaining time travel. 
Quiz for Section One 

Chapter 4 - Commander-in-Chief

The setting of the story is where and when the story takes place. This video will review setting.  (This annotation contains a video)

Chapter 5 - The Letter

What is the setting of this section of the story? 
The picture shows you that Jack is serious when he is taking the man's letter. He will take good care of it. 
Why is Annie in the big boat? 

Chapter 6 - Crossing the Delaware

Good readers picture what is happening in their heads while they read. This is called visualizing. Watch the video to learn more about this reading strategy.  (This annotation contains a video)
How does the painting add to the visualization of the scene? 
Quiz for Section Two 

Chapter 7 - Spies!

"Unloaded" contains the prefix -un. Looking for prefixes in words will help you understand what words mean.  
What do the soldiers think of Jack and Annie? 

Chapter 8 - These Are the Times

At times the author wants you to think about what you are reading and come to some conclusions. The video below explains how to do this.  (This annotation contains a video)

Chapter 9 - Flash!

Why is Annie worried about finding the tree house? 

Chapter 10 - This Peaceful Place

"Gray early light" is the description of the sky when this story started. You can draw the conclusion that no time has passed while Jack and Annie are on their adventure. 

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Quiz for Section Three