Taken by Surprise

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Authentic Literary Text, Lexile 970
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Closely read the authentic text 'Taken by Surprise ' citing textual evidence to answer research-based comprehension questions aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

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What is Tim’s job? 
Explain whether Tim always worked for the subway. 
Why is there no water between the rails in the rebuilt section of the subway tunnel?  
What does this mean? 
Tim cries while in a stretch of subway tunnel that has been rebuilt.What does Tim’s action suggest? 
Are the changes made to the subway tunnel a good thing or bad thing? Use evidence from the story to explain why. 
Describe what Tim did not like about being in an office, and what Time did like about working for the Subway.  
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