Books and Passages

A Duck Out of Water

Passage

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/lessons/A Duck Out of Water Passage and Question Sheet.pdf

Grade: 4
Lexile Level: 390L
Text Type: Literary
Skill/Strategy: Predicting

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

Grade: 4
Lexile Level: 390L
Text Type: Literary
Skill/Strategy: Predicting

Vocabulary

http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_9861.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_13886.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/bundles/node_14346.pdf
http://www.readworks.org/sites/default/files/pages/vocabulary_worksheet_2-8.pdf

User Comments

All of the passages have been good so far except, "A Duck out of Water". When I checked the answers, I was surprised at what was suggested. The answers to the questions are incorrect. Information from the text does not suggest that Jenny's mother is intelligent on #3 for example, but that she is encouraging. #4 has the answer of "G" and there is no "G". Is it just me?

Thanks for posting. The letters aren't the answers, but they are abbreviations for concepts for skill & strategy definitions. The answers to the multiple choice questions are bold-faced in the answer key. For more information about the abbreviations found in some of our answer keys, you can click here: Skill & Strategy Definitions

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Today I used this passage for inside/outside circle. It worked great. The students were engaged and they really enjoyed being up and out of their seats. ReadWorks-you Rock!

Very nice

It is a short passage with questions. Great.

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Interesting article.

This reading passage was effectively used to reinforce the strategy of predicting. The students were full engaged in the content.
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Miriam P.

This passage will help with the state tests coming up next week thanks,
Isabella A.

Thank you so very much for the new science readings. I teach science and it is so hard to find readings the kids will enjoy. You make our job so much easier. Thanks again, Patty Ebert