Ghosts: A Nonfiction Companion to a Good Night for Ghosts

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Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #42: A Good Night for Ghosts, they had lots of questions. What are some of the most famous ghost stories? Why do people believe in ghosts? Do most cultures have ghost stories? What are ghost hunters? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Curriculet Details
10 Questions
11 Annotations
3 Quizzes

Designed for students in third grade, this free digital curriculum contains annotations explaining asking questions and text features. It also contains interactive videos that support comprehension, such as videos about reading strategies and cause and effect. Over the course of the book, students will answer Common Core questions and quizzes related to the subject of ghosts. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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Homework #2

Mary Pope Osborne is a popular children's author. She is best known for the Magic Tree House series of books, starring Jack and Annie. Mary, along with her husband and sister, now write fact trackers. These are the nonfiction companions to the Magic Tree House books. 

1. Ghosts

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What is your opinion of ghosts? Do you think they exist? Or do you think they are make-believe? 
Reading requires you to put all of the strategies you have learned together so that you can comprehend the story. This song reviews some of your reading strategies.  (This annotation contains a video)
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Your friend Danny knows that the paragraph on this page is important and he is not sure he understands all of it. He rereads it again to make sure he comprehends what he read. What reading strategy is Danny using? 
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? 
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Use the Define feature to determine the meaning of hover. Which word below is a synonym for hover? 

2. America's Most Haunted

The map below shows you where New Orleans is located. (This annotation contains an image)
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Based on what you have read, what are the buildings in the picture? 
When reading, you will sometimes have to infer what the author wants you to learn. This video explains making inferences.  (This annotation contains a video)
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What can you infer about the author's thoughts in regards to Jean Lafitte? 
Here is a picture of Arnaud. Can you see his small smile? (This annotation contains an image)
Quiz for Section One 

3. Haunted Washington, D.C.

At times, you may have to prove an answer using evidence from the text. The video below explains how to do this.  (This annotation contains a video)
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Choose your favorite White House ghost story and tell why it is your favorite. Be sure to include text-based evidence in your response. 
Do you think you could stay in a hotel that is supposedly be haunted? 

4. Spooky Great Britain

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Based on the title, how is this chapter going to be different from chapter three? 
The author includes sentences next to Jack and Annie's heads to give you additional information. 
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Why are Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII's portraits next to each other on this page? 
Read this article to learn more about Stonehenge. (This annotation contains a link)
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What information do you learn from the article that you did not know after reading this section of the novel? 
Quiz for Section Two 

5. What Are Ghosts All About?

Some events have a cause and effect relationship. This video will explain cause and effect.  (This annotation contains a video)

Doing More Research

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"Sources" is a multiple meaning word. Which definition matches how sources is used on this page? 
Quiz for Section Three