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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
http://thinkjungle.com/amazon-rainforest-life/amazon-rainforest-snakes/   


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?
_________________________________________________________________________

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?




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.






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