The Secret of Cell Phones
Authentic Literary Text, Lexile 1040
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The Secret of Cell Phones (ReadWorks)
What do Maria’s parents buy her?
What does Maria’s mom often send to Maria’s grandmother?
Why does the author put the word ‘telephones’ in quotation marks?
What can be concluded about the string telephones Maria used when she was little and the phones without string she uses to call her cousins in Mexico?
End of Passage Quiz
Name at least two different ways that Maria communicates with Jennifer in the story.
“The Secret of Cell Phones” describes various devices that Maria and her family use to communicate. Do Maria and her family need to use as many different devices as they do? Explain why or why not, using evidence from the passage.