Books and Passages

Adventure on a Hot Air Balloon

Passage

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/adventure_on_a_hot_air_balloon_950_passage_and_questions_0.pdf

Grade: 5
Lexile Level: 950L
Domain: Physical Science
Text Type: Literary
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/answer_key/adventure_on_a_hot_air_balloon_950_answers.pdf

Grade: 5
Lexile Level: 950L
Domain: Physical Science
Text Type: Literary
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

Vocabulary

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_10722.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_10723.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/pages/vocabulary_worksheet_2-8.pdf

StepReads™

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/stepped/adventure_on_a_hot_air_balloon_stepread1.pdf

Paired Text Lesson

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/passages-matter-everywhere_files.pdf
These texts have been paired because they both address the topic of physical properties.
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/paired/matter_everywhere_hot_air_balloon_0.pdf

Standards

This Passage & Question Set, related Vocabulary materials, and Paired Text align to the following Common Core Anchor Standards:

Passage & Question Set
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.10

Vocabulary Material
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.6

Paired Text
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.9

Full Standards Descriptions


CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.9
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.10
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.4
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.6
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

User Comments

get then paired answer key

The answer key for "Matter Is Everywhere!" can be found by going to its passage page. For your convenience, here's a link to it: "Matter Is Everywhere!" Passage Page

As for the "Paired Text Questions," we do not provide the answer keys for them at this point in time. As you know, we are committed to providing the highest quality, research-based content, and providing educators with more and more of it. In order to provide the most value to educators and their students, we felt it was more important to write more paired texts and the questions than writing the answers at this point in time. We wish we could do everything at once, but it will take some time. It is our intention to provide answers for the "Paired Text Questions," but we cannot give you a definitive time frame as to when this will happen.

Not good at all

great text accompanied by well thought of questions! The answers are equally well thought of and befitting!

A very interesting piece of literature! The children enjoyed reasoning out the answer choices.

It is such a time saver to find paired texted that already have the lexile, grade level, questions together. The articles are very interesting and vary in content. Such a great resource!

this is a very good passage for my students and they all got a hundred yea

Are there answers to the paired text questions?

Thanks for posting. At this point in time, we do not provide the answer keys for the paired texts. As you know, we are committed to providing the highest quality, research-based content, and providing educators with more and more of it. In order to provide the most value to educators and their students, we felt it was more important to write more paired texts and the questions than writing the answers at this point in time. We wish we could do everything at once, but it will take some time. It is our intention to provide answers for the paired text questions, but we cannot give you a definitive time frame as to when this will happen.

When I see "paired text", I expect that there will be questions about BOTH texts, especially in the short response. The topics are usually closely related. (i.e. two passages both about "matter". Are there paired texts about the same topic and where the questions ask to use evidence from both passages in the answer? (Grade 5 or 6)?

Thank you for your comment. The paired text and paired text questions for this pairing can be found under the green Paired Text tab of this page. The paired text is titled "Matter Is Everywhere!" and the paired text question set is titled "Paired Text Questions." To look for more paired texts with question sets, go to http://www.readworks.org/books/passages/paired-passages. Use the grade filter to search for texts at the grade level of your choosing. Hope this was helpful!

I was sorry to read that you do not post answers to the paired text questions yet. I just thought that when the questions were being written to focus on the students' reading comprehension, the information (answers) would be used to create the questions.

Great answers and questions

Simply great!

I used this passage to help my students with comprehension and to locate key information from an informational text.

I used this passage to reassess my students' ability to find relationships within scientific / technical texts. It really lent itself to that and it worked out perfectly.

Exciting Passage! My students loved it.

Everytime I log on, I find a new passage to use in my lessons! Excellent!

Nice short passage which discuss relationships with matter and energy (heat). Nice connection to science unit.

Great Passage, thanks for all you do!