#05, Night of the Ninjas

Book Summary

The tree house is back--but where is the enchantress Morgan le Fay?  The search for her begins as Jack and Annie are transported back to ancient Japan, where they find themselves in the cave of a ninja master.  Will the evil samurai warriors get to Jack and Annie before they can learn the secrets of the ninjas?    

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Magic Spell, Books 5-8

Fact Tracker Summary

Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #5:Night of the Ninjas, they had lots of questions. What did it mean to be a ninja or a samurai? Did they really have special abilities? What was life like for them in ancient Japan? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts behind some of history’s most intriguing and secretive figures. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Subjects Addressed in these books:

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Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts
Using informational texts for research; Poetry: haiku; Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect Writing: Text types and purposes; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Presentation skills
Core Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
Map skills; Japanese vs. American culture; History of ninjas
Core Curriculum Standards for Science & Technology
Landforms: mountains, valleys, and caves
Core Curriculum Standards for Geography
Ancient Japan
Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons
Learn from nature and always keep a kind heart.
Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts
Create a ninja training camp; Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.
Core Curriculum Standards for Music
Read Read Read Song
Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts
Passport to Adventure

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