This product is a book companion to be used with the Magic Tree House Book (#37) Dragon at Red Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne. In the book, Jack and Annie travel back to ancient Japan, where they must discover the first secret of happiness. One problem, the Samurai punish anyone without a Japanese passport! Jack and Annie learn from Master Basho how to stay safe and enjoy Japan's culture.
I used this book in my class as a study on Japan's culture. My students loved it.
These books are a HIT and offer themselves to tons of teaching topics! Great for the whole class or for literature circles!
This packet includes:
10 Worksheets (1 for each chapter) with both comprehension/recall questions, as well as, critical thinking questions to get your students using their brains!! These can be completed as independent work, or group work in a literature circle. You may preview these in the thumbnails above.
2 Character Trait Worksheets for Jack and Annie. Write an adjective in each box to describe the characters in the book.
1 Story Web Worksheet: Characters, setting, problem & solution
3 Compare and Contrast Worksheets:
- Compare and contrast Jack and Annie in the story
- Compare and contrast Japan's culture with the United States' culture.
- Compare and contrast Dragon of the Red Dawn with another Magic Tree House book you have read.
Japan's Culture Circle Map (add new information with each chapter!)
- If I Met a Samurai
- My 4 Secrets to Happiness
-If I Had the Wand of Dianthus
-All About Mt. Fuji
- All About Japan's Culture
- My Haiku
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MAGIC TREE HOUSE BUNDLE: Books 1-4
THE KNIGHT AT DAWN
DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK
PIRATES PAST NOON
MIDNIGHT ON THE MOON
SUNSET OF THE SABERTOOTH FREEBIE
LEPRECHAUN IN LATE WINTER
MUMMIES IN THE MORNING
NIGHT OF THE NINJAS
DRAGON OF THE RED DAWN
LIONS AT LUNCHTIME