Authentic Literary Text, Lexile 765
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Blue Lightning (ReadWorks)
What does the word design mean in this sentence?
What does Sondra build with the help of her dad?
What mistake does Sondra make when designing her first go-cart?
Why does Sondra’s dad not tell her about the problem with the lightning-shaped design for her go-cart?
What can be concluded from this sentence?
What does Sondra do to fix this mistake when rebuilding her go-cart?
Read these sentences from the passage: “‘If you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day,’ Sondra said, mimicking a very wise tone her parents used when they were teaching her lessons. ‘But if you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime.’” Explain how the idea of teaching a man to fish relates to the events of the story.
End of Passage Quiz