Sea Monsters: A Nonfiction Companion to Dark Day in the Deep Sea

06qwvzllwkox t
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 #39: Dark Day in the Deep Sea, they had lots of questions. How big is a giant squid? What is a dragonfish? How do deep-sea creatures find food when it's sodark down there? What do scientists think mythical sea monsters might really be? 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
16 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.

The curriculet is being added to your library

1. Sea Monsters

Use the information below to answer the following question. (This annotation contains an image)
Based on the information in the infographic (which can be found in the annotation above), a giant squid is approximately ______ smaller than a sperm whale. 

2. Exploring the Oceans

Main idea is an important reading skill to consider, especially when reading nonfiction. This catchy song reviews main idea.  (This annotation contains a video)
Which of the following statements BEST summarizes the main idea of the highlighted text? 
The image below gives some additional information about the Mariana Trench.  (This annotation contains an image)
Quiz 1 

3. Squids, Octopuses, and Other Creatures

Read the title of this chapter. What can you expect to learn about in Chapter 3? 
Why are giant squid referred to as "sea monsters"? 
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? 
"Then they coil their arms around their victim just like a python."Which word(s) could accurately replace coil in the sentence above? 
As you read the information in the highlighted text, pay attention to the similarities and differences between squid and octopuses. This video explains how to compare and contrast. (This annotation contains a video)
Which statement shows a contrast between the octopus and the squid? 
Did you know? The blue-ringed octopus is not one you would want to get close to. (This annotation contains an image)
One feature of nonfiction texts are subtitles. A subtitle helps to organize the information in a text. Read the information on the poster below. (This annotation contains an image)
According to the information from the poster above, which of the following is NOT true of subtitles? 
Look at the image below of the Nomura's jellyfish. Notice the size comparison between the jellyfish and the scuba diver.  (This annotation contains an image)
What should you do if you get stung by a jellyfish? 

4. Creatures of the Deep

Why do you suppose that some ocean animals either reflect light or have lights shining from their bodies? 
Which sentence supports the fact that the abyss is "pitch-black"? 
Bioluminescence is one adaptation that has evolved in marine animals. It's the ability of organisms to create and give off light. The poster below shows some of the bioluminescent creatures that live in the sea. (This annotation contains an image)
Bioluminescence is used by sea creatures for all of the following EXCEPT 
"No prey ever escapes the deadly anglerfish!"Which of the following could replace the underlined word without changing the meaning of the sentence? 
Are you enjoying all of the facts in this book? Keep reading to learn more about the amazing ocean and its creatures! 
Click on the link below to watch a short video about the goblin shark. You will use information from this video to answer the next question.  (This annotation contains a video)
According to the information in the video, what do goblin sharks eat? 
Quiz 2 

5. Prehistoric Seas

What do you think of when you hear the term "prehistoric times"?  
How do scientists know about the animals that lived during the Mesozoic Era? 
Can you imagine seeing an animal as large as these prehistoric creatures in the ocean today? 
"It seems they ate many things that they couldn't digest."Which definition of digest correctly fits the context of the sentence? 
Read the first two paragraphs in the article from SharkSider about the Megalodon shark. You will use information from this article to answer the next question.  (This annotation contains a link)
According to the information in the SharkSider article, the body of the Megalodon was not fossilized because 

6. Sea-Monster Tales

Do you believe all of these stories about sea monsters? 
Based on the details in the highlighted text, Jules Verne was a/an 
Use the information in this image to answer the next question.  (This annotation contains an image)
According to the map of Scotland, Loch Ness is closest to  
After you finish Quiz 3, continue reading on the next several pages. The author provides resources for how to learn more about the Earth's amazing, mysterious oceans. 
Quiz 3