#01, Dinosaurs Before Dark

Book Summary

Jack and Annie are ready for their first fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series-the Magic Tree House! Where did the tree house come from? Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark . . . or will they become a dinosaur's dinner? Visit the Magic Tree House website! MagicTreeHouse.com

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Tree, Books 1-4

Fact Tracker Summary

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark, they had lots of questions. When did the dinosaurs live? What other animals lived at that time? Which dinosaur was biggest? How do we know about dinosaurs? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, 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 discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Subjects Addressed in these books:

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Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts
Name derivates of dinosaurs; Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect Writing: Text types and purposes; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Presentation skills
Core Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
Timeline: 251 years ago to present
Core Curriculum Standards for Science & Technology
Cretaceous Period; Fossils; Paleontologists; Ancient habitats; Food chains: meat and plant-eaters; Earth changes: history of the Earth, Pangea, continental changes
Core Curriculum Standards for Geography
Pangea; Continents
Core Curriculum Standards for Nature & Conversation
Changes to the Earth over time
Core Curriculum Standards for Animals & Wildlife
Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons
When you work as a team, you can overcome great challenges.
Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts
;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; 30 minute Classroom Play; Respectful audience behavior

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