Authentic Literary Text, Lexile 710
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The Run (ReadWorks)
What news do Dennis and Mac hear on the radio while at the ranch?
What does the word symptoms mean?
What happens to people when they get sick with the disease described in the story?
The Muskrat says earlier that the disease is “real bad.”What evidence in the story supports his statement?
Dennis and Mac are frightened after leaving the ranch ___________ the towns and cities they visit have no people in them.
Why do Dennis and Mac decide to drive to the nearest big city?
What are the people Dennis and Mac see doing?
Is there a connection between the disease and the people Dennis and Mac see at the end of the story? Explain why or why not, using evidence from the story.
End of Passage Quiz