Books and Passages

A Dangerous Dust Storm

Passage

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/a_dangerous_dust_storm_820_passage_and_questions_0.pdf

Grade: 3
Lexile Level: 820L
Domain: Earth & Space Science
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/answer_key/a_dangerous_dust_storm_820_answers.pdf

Grade: 3
Lexile Level: 820L
Domain: Earth & Space Science
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

Vocabulary

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_11823.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_11824.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_11825.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/pages/vocabulary_worksheet_2-8.pdf

StepReads™

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/stepped/a_dangerous_dust_storm_stepread1.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/stepped/a_dangerous_dust_storm_stepread2.pdf

Paired Text Lesson

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/passages-tornado-drill_files.pdf
These texts have been paired because they both discuss safety during storms.
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/passages/paired/ptqs_dust_tornado.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

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Hello, I'm happy to see the paired reading passages, but I don't see the answer key to The Tomato Drill no the paired reading questions. Is that available?

The answer key for "The Tornado Drill" can be found by going to its passage page. For your convenience, here's a link to it: "The Tornado Drill" 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.

Having the availability of these comprehension passages for the students is very helpful. It gives them practice with reading skills that will enable them to become better readers.

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We used this passage about haboobs last year for close reading. The students loved it. It engendered a great deal of discussion, and the students continued talking about it all year long. I'm glad to see it paired with the tornado story. I'm going to use it again this year. Thank you, ReadWorks!

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