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Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope OsborneUpon entering a tree house in the woods close to their home, siblings Jack and Annie discover that it is filled with books and magic! Before they realize what is happening, the pair are whisked off to prehistoric times where dinosaurs roamed freely. Jack and Annie must face their fears and work together to find a way to return to Frog Creek. The story’s simple cast of characters and interesting events makes it perfect for a Book Club focused on retelling and summarizing.
Teach with Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne
This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction
- Interactive Lesson Plan for 5 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Retelling and Summarizing
- Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
- Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
- Book Club Calendar
- Conversation Prompts
- Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
- Student Self-Evaluation Forms
- Running Record Assessment Tool
- Student Reading Response Guide
- Comprehension Assessment Rubric
- Common Core State Standard Assessment
Common Core Alignment
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Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark Resource Set
Book Club Management Resources
Meeting #1: Introduce Retelling and Summarizing
Meeting #2: Identify Major and Minor Characters
Meeting #3: Identify Major and Minor Events
Meeting #4: Sequence Major Events and Describe Character Response to Events
Meeting #5: Analyze the Effect of a Different Response to Final Event on the Outcome of the Story
Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark Focus Assessment and Rubric
Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark Common Core Assessment
Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark Running Record
Student Resources in Spanish
Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark Vocabulary Connections
Common Core Alignment:
L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark Common Core Alignment
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