Dingoes at Dinnertime

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Curriculet Details
10 Questions
12 Annotations
3 Quizzes

This free digital curriculum for elementary school students contains interactive videos exploring the making connections and visualizing, as well as annotations explaining text elements and characters’ feelings. Students will explore the themes of adventure and family. 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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You are about to read book twenty in the Magic Tree House series. This prologue gives you an overview of books 1-19 in case you have not read them. 

Chapter 1 - The Last Gift

Why are Jack and Annie excited to hear a dog bark? 
Mary Pope Osborne grew up in a military family. She did not mind traveling to different places because she loves adventure. She continues her love of adventure with the Magic Tree House series. You can learn more about Mary on her website below.  (This annotation contains a link)

Chapter 2 - Sleepyhead

How has the setting changed in this novel? 
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 cackle. Which animal is making the noise? 

Chapter 3 - Big Foot

All stories are written in certain formats called genres. Listen to this song and see if you can determine the genre of this novel.  (This annotation contains a video)
What is the genre of this novel? 

Chapter 4 - Joey

The illustration above helps you see how calm Jack and Annie are feeling around the kangaroo. You can also see the dog investigating the new animal. 
What do you see in the illustration that gives you a clue to the next event in the novel?  
Quiz for Section One 

Chapter 5 - Wildfire!

Have you ever been in a fire and had to get out? If you have, you can make a text-to-self connection with Jack and Annie. The video belows explains the different types of connections you can make with a text.  (This annotation contains a video)

Chapter 6 - Hand to Hand

Listen to chapter one of the first Magic Tree House novel, "Dinosaurs Before Dark". (Click the Play Sample button). Think about how Jack and Annie are similar and different. (This annotation contains a link)
Make a text-to-text connection between this novel and Dinosaurs Before Dark, the audio book you heard.  
Mary Pope Osborne is providing many details in this story to help you make good visualizations, or pictures in your head. Watch this video to learn more about visualizing.  (This annotation contains a video)

Chapter 7 - Rain, Rain, Rain

Which words from the novel help you visualize the place Annie put the koala? 
Jack is feeling sad because he thinks the baby kangaroo will be separated from his mother forever. This shows you that Jack has compassion for animals. 
Quiz for Section Two 

Chapter 8 - The Rainbow Serpent

How do Jack and Annie find the mother kangaroo? 
Do you think the rainbow is a sign? (This annotation contains an image)
Summarize what you learned about the Rainbow Serpent. Be sure to include details from this chapter to support your answer. 

Chapter 9 - What Boy?

The events in this story are told in a certain order, or sequence. The video below explains sequencing of events.  (This annotation contains a video)

Chapter 10 - Dreamtime

After the tree house lands back in Frog Creek, what event happens next? 
This illustration is from another Magic Tree House book. It shows you the tree house, with Jack and Annie's house in the distance.  (This annotation contains an image)

Homework #22

Quiz for Section Three