Penguins and Antarctica: A Nonfiction Companion to Eve of the Emperor Penguin

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Curriculet Details
15 Questions
19 Annotations
3 Quizzes

Designed for students in fourth grade, this free digital curriculum contains annotations explaining textual evidence, summarization, and noting details. It also contains interactive videos that support comprehension, such as videos about media analysis and textual connections. Over the course of the book, students will answer Common Core questions and quizzes related to the subjects of text structure, integrating information from other sources, and vocabulary. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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1. Penguins and Antarctica

Use the information on this map to answer the question below. (This annotation contains an image)
Use the map in the annotation above to answer the following question.Which statement from the story most closely relates to the information on the map? 
Did you know? Read the poster below to learn more about Antarctica.  (This annotation contains an image)
This image shows an iceberg above and below the water. There is usually more iceberg below the water than there is above the water. (This annotation contains an image)
What is the most likely reason the author includes the summarization (in the middle of this page) of Antarctica? 

2. Penguins

Don't forget to read the title of each chapter. The title lets you know what the chapter will be about. What do you expect to learn in this chapter? 
Which of the following characteristics is NOT TRUE of penguins? 
Look at the poster below to see some of the different species of penguins. (This annotation contains an image)
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? 
White reflects the heat back into the air.Which definition of reflects most closely fits the context of the sentence? 
Use the link below to access the article about chinstrap penguins. You will use information from this article to answer the following question. (This annotation contains a link)
According to the information in the article in the previous annotation, chinstrap penguins mainly feed upon  
Quiz 1 

3. Daily Lives of the Emperors

The image below shows an Emperor penguin rookery.  (This annotation contains an image)
"They face blizzards and frigid temperatures during their journey."Which word(s) from the sentence help you determine the meaning of frigid? 
According to the details in the highlighted text, why is the journey to the sea difficult for male penguins? 
The image below shows a penguin chick nestled underneath an adult penguin. Can you see the difference between the adult feathers and the gray, fluffy feathers on the penguin chick? (This annotation contains an image)
Based on the highlighted information, how do emperor penguins differ from other penguin species? 
Click on the AnimalVision link below to view the live penguin cam at SeaWorld Orlando.  (This annotation contains a link)

4. Animals of Antarctica

Use the information in this poster to answer the next question.  (This annotation contains an image)
According to the poster (which can be found in the annotation above), which of the following is NOT a mammal of the sea? 
The image below is of a blue whale spotted off the coast of California. Notice how large the blue whale is compared to the boat that is following it. (This annotation contains an image)
Use the information below to answer the following question. (This annotation contains an image)
Based on the information in the annotation above and the information in the text, skuas have a wingspan of about ______ feet. 
Review this diagram. You will need to answer a quiz question about the krill's digestive system. (This annotation contains an image)
Quiz 2 

5. Famous Antarctic Explorers

"Long ago, sailors used the stars to help guide, or navigate, their ships."Which context clue BEST helps the reader understand the meaning of navigate? 
Scurvy is a disease that occurs when you have a severe lack of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in your diet. The image below shows the mouth of someone who has scurvy. (This annotation contains an image)
Who do you suppose will reach Antarctica first, Robert Scott or Roald Amundsen? 
Why did Roald Amundsen take a team of sled dogs on his quest to find Antarctica? 
Which of the following is the BEST summary of the section titled 'Why Amundsen Won'? 
A sextant is an instrument used to determine the angle between an astronomical object (stars or moon) and the horizon. Below is a diagram of a sextant.  (This annotation contains an image)
After viewing the previous annotation, which part of the sextant in the diagram would be used for viewing objects? 

6. Antarctica Today

Would you like to visit Antarctica? Watch the short video in the link below. This video will show you some of the things visitors see in Antarctica. (This annotation contains a video)
Why is summer the best time to visit Antarctica? 
Quiz 3 
After you finish Quiz 3, continue reading the next several pages of the book. The author tells you how to find out more information about Antarctica.