The Magic Tree House Series: An Instructional Guide for Literature provides lesson plans and activities designed specifically for the Magic Tree House series. This valuable resource guides teachers with ways to add rigor with complex literature. Text-dependent questions help students analyze the series with higher-order thinking skills, with lessons focused on story elements and vocabulary. Close reading activities encourages students to use textual evidence as they revisit passages to respond more critically. With various methods of assessing comprehension, this instructional guide offers strategies for cross-curricular activities as students build a deeper understanding of this magical series.