Adventure on a Hot Air Balloon
Authentic Literary Text, Lexile 950
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Adventure on a Hot Air Balloon (ReadWorks)
What makes landing the hot air balloon a challenge?
Choose the answer that best completes the sentence below. Keith Rodriguez was planning to land in a cornfield; _______, he changes his mind because of the wind.
A hot air balloon floats because the air inside the balloon is warmer than the air outside of it. What information from the story supports this statement?
What does the word altitude mean in this sentence?
What effect does pulling the cord attached to the parachute valve have on Rodriguez’s balloon?
Based on what the story explains about air temperature, why does pulling the cord have this effect?
End of Passage Quiz
Keith Rodriguez makes a successful but dangerous landing in a parking lot. Based on information in the story about his location, the weather, and how hot air balloons work, explain whether his decision to land in the parking lot was or was not a good idea. Please use evidence from the passage.