Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #15: Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #28: High Tide in Hawaii

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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 #28: High Tide in Hawaii, they had lots of questions. What causes tsunamis? Who studies earthquakes? How do volcanoes form? What should people do if an avalanche hits? 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
15 Questions
17 Annotations
3 Quizzes

Designed for students in fourth grade, this free digital curriculum contains annotations explaining main idea, citing textual evidence and author's purpose. It also contains interactive videos that support comprehension, such as videos about text connections and media analysis. Over the course of the book, students will answer Common Core questions and quizzes related to the subjects of explaining relationships, author's claims, and vocabulary. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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1. Disaster

Look at the diagram below. Use the diagram to answer the question on this page.  (This annotation contains an image)
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Use the diagram in the annotation above to answer this question.A tsunami usually starts in the ocean as a result of  

2. Earthquakes

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Which claim from the highlighted text supports the idea that earthquakes can occur in more than one place? 
Don't forget to read the title of each chapter. The title of the chapter indicates what the chapter will be about. What can you expect to learn about in Chapter 2? 
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How does the video (which can be found in the annotation above) show evidence of the main idea in the highlighted text? 
Watch this short video about plate tectonics. You will use the information in this video to answer the question below. (This annotation contains a video)
What do you suppose the seismologist in the picture is looking at on the monitor? 
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Use the image below to answer the following question.If an earthquake has a magnitude of 6.4, it would be classified as  
Below is an image of Chang Hen's urn. (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? 
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When Chang Hen saw a ball had fallen, he concluded there had been an earthquake.Which of the following words could accurately replace the underlined word without changing the context of the sentence? 
Quiz 1 

3. Tsunamis

Look at the image below. Use the information in this image to answer the question below. (This annotation contains an image)
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Use the image in the annotation above to answer this question.A run-up occurs  
Read the article in the link below. You will use the information in this article to answer the following question. (This annotation contains a link)
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According to the information in the article (which can be found in the annotation above), scientists  

4. Volcanoes

Watch this short video about volcanoes. You will use the information in this video to answer the following question.  (This annotation contains a video)
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Watch the video in the annotation above before answering this question.The Stromboli volcano is located off the coast of 
Look at the diagram of the cinder cone volcano. How does this type of volcano differ from a shield volcano? (This annotation contains an image)
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Mount Fuji is a dormant composite volcano.Which word means the opposite of dormant? 

5. The Ring of Fire

Below is an image of the "Ring of Fire." Do you recognize any of the volcanoes listed on the image? (This annotation contains an image)
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Which claim from the text supports the idea that the Pacific Plate is constantly changing? 
Read the article from Live Science in the link below. The following question will pertain to information found in the article.  (This annotation contains a link)
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Based on the information in the Live Science article (which can be found in the annotation above), scientists believe the asteroid  
Quiz 2 

6. Landslides and Avalanches

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Use the image above to answer this question.Mount Pinatubo is located on the island of 
Use this image to answer the question below.  (This annotation contains an image)
After reading the highlighted information, can you understand why the Mount Saint Helens' landslide was the worst ever recorded? 
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The author most likely includes information about landslide safety 
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One sign that an avalanche is about to occur is 
Why is this safety information important? 

7. To the Rescue!

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Many teams are made up of volunteers who give their time and skill to help.Which context clues BEST help the reader to understand the meaning of volunteers? 
What can you expect to learn in Chapter 7? 
After you finish Quiz 3, continue reading on the next several pages to learn where to find even more information about tsunamis and other natural disasters.  
Quiz 3