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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Magic Tree House Afternoon on the Amazon Chapter 6 Student Assignment Sheet

Magic Tree House
Afternoon on the Amazon
Chapter  6
Student Assignment Sheet



What happened in Chapter 5?  What is exciting?  How do Jack and Annie cope with their problem?


While Reading Make a chart of the events that happen in this chapter










Background Reading

 Amazon Monkeys
Rainforest climate
  Canoe in the Amazon
http://www.ietravel.com/sites/default/files/gallery_assist/7/gallery_assist8092/thm/dugout-riberenos-canoe-peruvian-amazon-river.jpg
Canoeing on the Amazon River

Vocabulary
 faced – Verb  to be looking in a certain direction
In America, everyday at the beginning of class, we face the flag and say the Pledge of Allegiance.  

hurl  Verb – to throw
At the Olympics, the shot putter hurls the ball.



Pronunciation
 scaly ska li

Questions
At the beginning of the chapter, how does the monkey behave?
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 What did Annie do?  __________________________________________________________________________
 Where did the monkey go?


What did the monkey bring back to Jack and Annie?


Why it is a bad idea to be in the river during a storm?


What would you do in this situation?
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What did the monkey do at the end of the chapter?




Homework:  

 Write a letter home to your parents about how you and a friend are stuck in the Amazon.
What are you doing there?  How did you get there?  How do you plan to get home?










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Example:   

Dear Mom and Dad,

I am writing from music camp, but actually now I am on a hike in the forest. The clarinet section decided to take a break from rehearsals, and we took a hike.  The problem is that we could hear the camp, but we couldn’t see it.  The section leader who has been here at Camp Music in the Woods forgot the way back.  So I took  out my harmonica, you know that I am never without some kind of musical instrument and I played a tune and someone came out to get us.    Was I happy to see him! Well usually I don’t like him because he plays the trombone and hits my chair during Band rehearsals, but today I was glad to see him.

Everything is fine now, and we won’t be taking any more unguided hikes!

Musically yours,

Anna

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Magic Tree House Afternoon on the Amazon Chapter 5 Student Assignment Sheet

Magic Tree House

Afternoon on the Amazon

Chapter 5

Student Assignment Sheet

What happened in Chapter 4? What is exciting? How do Jack and Annie cope with their problem?

While Reading Make a chart of the events that happen in this chapter










Background Reading


Piranhas

Dangerous fish

Alligators and crocodiles

Green anacondas, 2nd animal listed

Spider monkey, 1st one listed

Political Map of South America

Four thousand miles =6437 km



Vocabulary
Peru
Brazil
Two countries in South America

scaly – Adjective the body covering of a snake
The snake is not slimy, but scaly.

Wiggle - Verb to move from side to side
The boy wiggled when his mother tried to put the hat on his head.

Jerk – Verb to move in a quick movement
He jerked the box from side to side to figure out what was in it.


Pronunciation
scaly ska li
Questions
Why didn’t Jack get to write some notes?
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How did Jack and Annie get the canoe to move? __________________________________________________________________________
What information did he learn from the book?

Which animals did Annie and Jack meet on the river?


What did each of them do?


What would you do in this situation?


What was the last animal that Jack and Annie found?


Homework:

What is your favorite animal? Is is a domestic animal or a wild animal?
Would it make a good pet, why or why not? What is the animal’s natural habitat?










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Example: I would love to have a miniature horse. These small horses are usually found in zoos, but some are being trained to help blind people. I think that it would be a good pet, but you would have to have a large yard to keep the horse at night, and for its exercise.






Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Magic Tree House Afternoon on the Amazon Chapter 4 Student Assignment Sheet

Magic Tree House

Afternoon on the Amazon

Chapter 4


Student Assignment Sheet


While Reading Make a chart of the events that happen in this chapter










Background Reading

Army Ants

http://thinkjungle.com/amazon-rainforest-life/amazon-rainforest-carnivores/
Camouflage

Vocabulary
camouflage –Noun coloring of an animal that makes it difficult to see
The arctic hare uses camouflage to hide from the arctic fox.

gloom – noun partial or total darkness
It was a very foggy morning next to the sea, I couldn’t see anything in the gloom.

Pronunciation
slanted say l clearly

gloom say l clearly
Questions
What did Annie and Jack do when they got to the forest floor?
_______________________________________________________________________WWhat sound did they hear?
What did the sound mean?
What did all the animals do?
Where did Jack and Annie run to?
What was missing from the canoe?


Homework:
Pretend you are Jack and write a letter to his cousin about the adventures that he and Annie have been having so far. Include any details that you think will bring the story alive!


Example:
Dear Cousin Ida,

I want to tell you about the adventures that I have had in Alice and Wonderland!
I first met Alice when she was running after the White Rabbit. He was so funny with his little vest and pocket watch! Then Alice did a silly thing, she saw a bottle on a table and she drank it! It made her very small. Then she went into a garden and got turned into a mushroom! Then, and you will laugh, she went back to a little girl and had a tea party with a Dormouse, and a Mad Hatter! She then played croquet with the Queen of Hearts! But then it was time to go and she woke up. Did you believe the story? It was fun, don’t you think?

Best wishes,
Dorothy






Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Magic Tree House Afternoon on the Amazon Chapter 3 Student Assignment Sheet

Magic Tree House

Afternoon on the Amazon

Chapter 3

Student Assignment Sheet



While Reading Make a chart of the events that happen in this chapter









Background Reading


150 feet is 45.75 meters

Parts of the Rainforest

Explanation of the parts of a Rainforest
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/ecosystems/tropical_rainforests_rev3.shtml

Adaptations in the Rainforest

Rainforest ecosystem

Rainfall in the Rainforest


Vocabulary
forest canopy –Noun top layer of the forest
Bats often live in the forest canopy, flying in the twilight.

Understory – Noun second layer of the rain forest
Snakes often live in the understory. Coming down only to drink.


Pronunciation
completely com ple tly

damp – say the p

Questions
Where did the Tree House land?
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Why did Jack grab Annie’s leg?

What information did he find out from the book?
What time of day was it?

How do they get down?
What do they find when they get down?

How does Jack feel when he gets to the bottom?

Homework: Annie is very impulsive. Tell about at time that you or a character in a story does something without thinking about the consequences.




Example: Anger
Anger can be a beneficial emotion or it can destroy. If you are angry about social issues then you can use your anger to help society. Seeing many poor people on the street makes me angry that the social services in the big cities all over the world don’t do enough to help them.
I would use my anger to write to the newspaper or write a blog post to help change public opinion and hopefully, maybe in the long run help change this situation.






Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Magic Tree House Afternoon on the Amazon Chapter 2

Magic Tree House
Afternoon on the Amazon
Chapter 2

While Reading Make a chart of the events that happen in this chapter








Background reading

Bugs of the Amazon
http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1604/160425-coral-reef.html


Vocabulary
creepy – Adjective Causing people to be afraid
I heard a creepy noise last night. I made sure that the door was locked!
I don’t get it,” - idiom that means you don’t understand
You are not afraid of the dark, so I don’t get it, you say you are afraid of a small spider?


Pronunciation
plus – say l clearly
Questions
Which book is opened now?
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What doesn’t Annie like about it?

How does Jack persuade Annie to go there?


What time of day was it?


What sound do they hear when the Tree House lands?


Will a mouse really stay still in a pocket?


Homework:
Research an animal of the Amazon. Tell about what part of the rainforest it lives, what it eats, and how it defends itself.
Use this website to help you:










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Example:
I saw a Hyrex the last time we went on a hike in Ein Gedi National Park in Israel. They are very cute, and one even smelled my hand, but I didn’t pet it. (Although I really wanted to!)
They eat green vegetation, and live in the mountains in Israel. They have big front teeth so it can bite you if you get too close!

Here is a picture of one: