Dogs In The Dead Of Night

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Curriculet Details
19 Questions
18 Annotations
3 Quizzes

Designed for students in third grade, this free digital curriculum contains annotations explaining monasteries, French military history and Saint Bernards. It also contains interactive videos that support comprehension, such as videos about setting and character traits. Over the course of this book, students will answer Common Core connected questions on point of view and word meanings. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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The painting below shows Morgan le Fay. (This annotation contains an image)

1. The Second Thing

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 the word you want to define and hold until the blue text selector pops up. When you let go, a box will pop up. Click on define to read the word's definition. Is there a word on this page you need to look up? 
Jack and Annie probably know the path to the tree house so well because 
"The Sound of Music" is a movie musical starring Julie Andrews, in which she plays a nanny to the Von Trapp family. The Swiss Alps are featured throughout the movie. (This annotation contains an image)

2. Buried Alive!

Use the define tool to read the definition of nestled. The tree house was nestled because it was 
The picture below shows part of the Great Saint Bernard Pass. Can you see the road running through the peaks? (This annotation contains an image)
The settings are very important parts of the Magic Tree House books. Watch the video below and think about the setting of this story. (This annotation contains a video)
Think about the video on setting that you watched. How did the snowy mountain avalanche play an important part in this scene? 

3. The Saints

A monastery is a building or group of buildings in which monks live. Monks commit to living under specific religious rules. The picture below shows one type of monastery. (This annotation contains an image)
Saint Bernards are a large breed of dog that can grow to weigh up to 200 pounds or more. (This annotation contains an image)
Watch this video on character traits and think about it as you answer the next question. (This annotation contains a video)
Jack is showing that one of his character traits is 
Think back to Chapter Two and the scene where Jack is swept away by an avalanche. What was so dangerous about the avalanche? 
Chapters 1-3 

4. Barry

Read the highlighted text and think about the question you answered about Jack's character trait. How is Jack's character trait being shown here? 
Look at the picture on the page before this. Annie looks like she is feeling 

5. He's All Yours

Many monks take vows of silence, which means they never speak to anyone. 
In your point of view, should Jack try to tell Brother Michael the truth? Why or why not? 
Jack has shown that one of his character traits is worrying. Think about Annie now. Which trait has she shown that is opposite to Jack's? 

6. Good Dog?

Tall mountain peaks often have their own weather systems, and can be covered in fog even when it is sunny in the valleys below. The picture below shows the Alps covered in fog. (This annotation contains an image)
Jack rolls his eyes because he thinks 
Read the highlighted text. Annie is showing that another character trait she has is that she is 

7. I Don't Believe It

Read the highlighted text. How would Barry's barks make the empty monastery seem full of life? 
The picture below shows the French military uniform most likely worn by these soldiers. (This annotation contains an image)
Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military leader who played a big role in the French Revolution. He later became Emperor of France. (This annotation contains an image)
Look at the picture on the previous page. How does Barry look like he is feeling? 
Chapters 4-7 

8. Dogs for an Hour

Use the define tool to read the definition of wafted. Which of the choices below is the correct meaning of wafted? 
If you were in Jack and Annie's situation, would you trust Barry? Use evidence from the text to explain why or why not. 

9. Lovers of Knowledge

Jack's time as a dog helped calm his ______ and gave him true happiness. 
How did Barry become a true Saint? 
Barry leaned on Annie while being brushed as the dog in this picture is leaning on the boy. (This annotation contains an image)

10. Spirit of the Buttercup

Below is a picture of Alpine rock-jasmine. (This annotation contains an image)
Marsh marigolds can be seen below. (This annotation contains an image)
Here is mouse-ear chickweed. (This annotation contains an image)
What do you think of these glacial buttercups? (This annotation contains an image)
Read the highlighted text and think about the setting of this story. How do the buttercups brighten the mountainsides of the Alps? 
Jack has changed from the beginning of this story to the end. His time as a dog showed him he needs to let go of which character trait? 
Read on after the final quiz to learn three fascinating facts the author learned while researching for this book! 
Chapters 8-10