Good Morning, Gorillas

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Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series-the Magic Tree House! Gentle giants or giant monsters? That's the question Jack and Annie have about gorillas when the Magic Tree House sweeps them to the mountains of Africa. There they meet a group of amazing and sometimes frightening mountain gorillas. Annie knows how to play with the creatures right away. But Jack is left out. Will the gorillas be able to teach him some special magic? Visit the Magic Tree House website!
Curriculet Details
10 Questions
11 Annotations
3 Quizzes

This free digital curriculum for elementary school students contains interactive videos exploring the character traits and summarizing, as well as annotations explaining asking questions and understanding illustrations. Students will explore the themes of adventure and gorillas. 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

This letter, written by the author Mary Pope Osborne, gives you insight into how she got her idea for this book. What gives you inspiration to write? 


After reading the prologue, why are Jack and Annie going on this 26th adventure? 

Chapter 1 - Dark and Rainy

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 mist. Which sentence below uses mist the same way it is used on this page? 

Chapter 2 - Cloud Forest

Jack enjoys taking notes during his adventure. This tells you about his character; he is a detail-oriented person. Watch this video to learn more about character traits.  (This annotation contains a video)
Jack wants to do more research, but that is not what Annie does. What do Annie's actions tell you about her character? 

Chapter 3 - Bu-bu

Jack is recording information while Annie is experiencing it. If you were on this adventure, who would you be more like? 
Quiz for Section One 

Chapter 4 - Nightmare

At times you will be asked to write a summary of a chapter or novel. Watch this video to review summary writing.  (This annotation contains a video)
Write a summary of Chapter Four, Nightmare.  

Chapter 5 - Silverback

Genre is the type of writing used for a story. This video gives the different types, or genres, of literature.  (This annotation contains a video)
What genre is this novel, Good Morning Gorillas? 

Chapter 6 - Good Morning, Gorillas

Quiz for Section Two 

Chapter 7 - Eating Out

Novels have themes or underlying messages. The video below explains theme.  (This annotation contains a video)
What theme is emerging in this novel? 
The illustration of the gorilla feeding Jack gives you a good picture of how big gorillas are. 

Chapter 8 - A Special Language

Why is Annie repeating "A special language"? 
The illustration above shows you how to make the "I love you" sign. 
What does the young gorilla do to let Jack know they are friends? 
Can you believe Jack just scared off a leopard? 

Chapter 9 - Good-bye, Gorillas

How does the illustration add to your understanding of this chapter? 
At the beginning of the story, Jack was very careful with all of his belongings. Now, he is so interested in the gorillas, he is not thinking about his possessions. 

Chapter 10 - A Special Magic

What is the twig representing? 

Homework #23

Quiz for Section Three