This unit offers a huge array of activities to build comprehension and introduce historical fiction to your class. Through the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne, your students can be transported into history in an engaging and easy to read format.
All of the activities contained in this huge unit are Common Core Aligned for second grade students. Though this can be implemented with only one book as a read-aloud, ideally you will want a copy of the text for each student, or at least for each pair of students.
There are detailed lesson plans that give you 13 full days of activities, including assessments. There is also a Historical Figure Study element that could easily add 5 to 7 more days!!
Table of Contents
Prep Work and Suggestions
Lesson Plans for 2-3 weeks
Activity Pack Cover
RF.4 - Vocab in Context Cards
RF.4 - Vocabulary WS
W.8 - Reader’s Response
RL.1 - Comprehension Questions
RL.3 - Major Event and Response
RL.5 - Story Structure
RL.6 - Point of View - Retell
RL.6 - Point of View - Voice
Hieroglyphics - Crack the Code
3.RI.7 - Using Maps - Valley of the Kings
RI.10 - Who Was? - Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Hatshepsut, & Akhenaten
W.2, RI.10 - Informative Graphic Organizers
W.7, RI.10 - Historical Figure Study - Data Collection Form
RF.4 - Vocab Assessment
RL.1 - Comprehension Assessment