Mummies in the Morning Egyptian pyramids, hieroglyphics

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Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages children with a wide variety of fun activities and projects.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a packet out of the reading guide for learners to complete as they read each chapter of the book
  • Read through the book and perform the lessons as a whole class, or in smaller literature circles
  • Allow an opportunity for children to share their culminating projects with the entire class, or in small groups 
Pros

  • Provides vocabulary, reading comprehension questions, and activities for each chapter of the book
  • Multiple rubrics are included for assessing students' performance during the different activities described in the resource
  • Includes real life images of mummies and sarcophagi taken in museums
  • Extension activities are provided that create interdisciplinary connections between English language arts, math, science, and social studies
Cons

  • None