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Magic Tree House Afternoon on the Amazon Chapter 8 Student Assignment Sheet

Magic Tree House

Afternoon on the Amazon

Chapter 8

Student Assignment Sheet



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








Background Reading

Vampire Bats
Nocturnal animals in the Amazon

Vocabulary
streak of white – a fast moving blurr
While I was out at night, I saw a streak of white in the sky. A shooting star just fell to Earth.

Whew – sound made with the lips that means you are surprised.
She gave a loud “whew” when she saw how much she had to climb up the hill.


Pronunciation
whew – say the wh with lots of air through the lips
Questions
How did Jack and Annie get away from the jaguar?
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What happened do the monkey?

What noises do Annie and Jack hear?


What time of day was it?


Which animal comes out at night in the Amazon Rainforest?


What does this animal eat?

How did the mouse help the children?

Why did Jack finally agree with Annie about going home?




Homework:
Write a report that you will give in class about a nocturnal animal that lives in the Amazon Rainforest. Include the habitat, time that it is active, size, diet, and where in the Rainforest it lives.











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Example:
Nocturnal animal of Africa

Hello,
I am going to talk about the Ardwolf, which is part of the hyena family, but instead of hunting other mammals, it eats termites! They have two ranges, one in South Africa, where the weather is colder, and the termites hibernate in the winter. This means that the ardwolf won’t eat. In East Africa, the ardwolf is more active, and they mark their territories. They don’t have long distance calls, and communicate with scent markings. Many ardwolves mate for life, and the females who have a mate can raise more cubs. They are active at night.





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