Sunday, February 21, 2016

Magic Tree House - Pirates Past Noon Chapter 1

Magic Tree house is a very successful series of books for children who read at a lower level. The language is simple, but the concepts are interesting and the readers learns about many different places and time periods effortlessly.

Today we are reading Chapter 1

Vocabulary
Yuck - something that you don't like
Yuck! I stepped in the sticky mud!

cozy- warm and nice
I couldn't get out of bed this morning, it was so warm and cozy.

TV - television
I watched the weather report on the TV.

rain gear - things that you use when it is raining
I forgot my rain gear this morning and I got very wet.

charged- to run fast
I charged down the hill because I was late for the bus!

Pronunciation
rainy  say r clearly
lonely  say l's clearly

Questions
Why can't Jack and Annie go out to the Tree House?
Who does Annie want to meet at the Tree House?
Why did Jack get the medallion and the book mark?
Where did they find the Medallion?
Where did they find the bookmark?
What else did Jack take with him?
What other objects would you have taken?
Why does Annie think that the M person has been to the Tree House?
Which books does Annie pick up?
What memories do they bring back?
Which one would you like to go to?
Which is the most important book?
Which animal did Jack and Annie see?
Why did it squawk "Too late?"
What name does Annie give the animal?

Homework:  Jack and Annie have been to three different places.  Pretend that they are writing to their cousin who lives far away.  Tell about your favorite adventure that they had.   Where did they go, what did they do, They tell their cousin why they would or would not want to go back to that place.



Example: Write a letter to your Aunt telling about your last vacation, include the place you went, how long you stayed,


Dear Aunt Rose,

On our last vacation we went to New York!  It was very fun, we took the Metro to go almost everywhere.  There are so many people in New York, it is amazing!  We went to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, and then took the ferry to Coney Island to eat hot dogs on the beach.  We then went window shopping down Fifth Avenue.  We didn't buy anything because it was too expensive.  It was a fun trip and I want to go back to see the Modern Art Museum MOMA and the Rockefeller Center.

Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - English Teacher 

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