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For use in schools and libraries only. Books in a tree house give kids the magic to travel to far away places and time periods.
Curriculet Details
9 Questions
13 Annotations
3 Quizzes

This free digital curriculum for elementary school students contains interactive videos exploring the sequencing events and context clues, as well as annotations explaining author’s purpose and answering questions. Students will explore the themes of adventure and the first Thanksgiving. 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 is a popular American children's author. She writes this letter to explain what she learned from writing this book. She loves learning, do you?  (This annotation contains an image)


What question can you answer after reading this prologue? 

Chapter 1 - What Feast?

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 feast. Which definition below explains feast? 

Chapter 2 - Shh!

Comparing and contrasting are two reading strategies that help you strengthen your comprehension skills. This video will review these reading strategies. (This annotation contains a video)
Listen to an audio recording of Chapter Two. Think about how it is different from reading the story yourself.  (This annotation contains a link)
How is the audio recording of this chapter similar and different to reading the chapter yourself?  

Chapter 3 - Wow?

In the illustration above you can see that everyone is dressed similarly, except the Native American. 
Quiz for Section One 

Chapter 4 - We Fish!

Every story is told through a certain point of view. Watch this video and see if you can determine through which point of view this story is told. (This annotation contains a video)

Chapter 5 - Eels and Clams

From which point of view is this story told? 
"AHH!" is an example of onomateopoeia. Onomateopoeia is a type of figurative language. It is the formation of a word from a sound associated with it. Look for other examples of onomateopoeia in this story. 
According to what you read on this page, how is the Pilgrim's Thanksgiving different from a Thanksgiving today? 

Chapter 6 - Good Work

You may not know what squash is, but from the context clues you can tell that it is a food. The video below explains how to use context clues to figure out an unknown word. (This annotation contains a video)
Which sentence below supports what you see in the illustration? 
Here is an artist's drawing of Priscilla in her home.  (This annotation contains an image)
Quiz for Section Two 

Chapter 7 - Arm Exercises

The words in italics, or slanted letters, are Jack's thoughts. 
Which advice below could Priscilla have given Jack and Annie to avoid the turkey incident? 

Chapter 8 - The Feast

It is important to pay attention to the events in a story. This video explains sequencing of events. (This annotation contains a video)
Which of these events happen right before Jack and Annie sit at the table? 

Chapter 9 - Good Day

Do you think Squanto knows Jack did not tell a true story of how he got to America? Or do you think Squanto believes Jack? 
What lesson do Jack and Annie learn from Squanto? Why is that lesson important to Squanto? 
These lines are repeated everytime the tree house moves from one place to another. 

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Quiz for Section Three