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Source 1

Juan was panicked. This is going to cost me an arm and a leg! The airline charges for each suitcase you bring on an joufsobujpobm!jhiu/!!Ifmq" Amy looked at what Juan had packed. Txfbufst-!tdbswft-!b!tlj!kbdlfu@!!Fbsnvggt@!! Where are you going, Antarctica? Wfsz!gvooz/!!Mjtufo-!J!kvtu!tqplf!xjui!Nbsjb/! She said the temperatures in Alicante have been nearly 35, and she expects it to cool off soon . How much more can it cool off? It's already almost freezing!" Wow, Spain gets that cold in August? My Spanish isn't so hot, but I think Maria said the temperatures have been extreme lately. This is terrible timing. I was looking forward to relaxing on the beach and swimming in the sea. Good luck with that!" said Amy.

Source 2

Formula to convert Celsius (C)

Source 3

Mr. Shirk pointed at the large thermometer qspkfdufe!poup!uif!dmbttt!xijufcpbse/!! Ifsf!xf!ibwf!uif!uxp!nbkps!tdbmft!cz which we measure temperature. You might notice that the numbers on the left side have an F above them. That's because they show the Fahrenheit scale. That's the one we use here in the United States. On this scale, water boils at 212 and freezes at 32. This scale is also used in a handful of small countries, such as Belize, Bermuda, and Jamaica. Now the rest of the world, along with the entire tdjfoujd!dpnnvojuz-!sfdphoj{ft!b!ejggfsfou scale. They use Celsius (C). On this scale, water boils at 100 and freezes at 0. Now isn't that easier to remember?"

Source 4

Average daily temperatures for er months in Alicante, Spain in Celsius and Fahrenheit) June July August ge (F) 27.2 (81) 30.1 (86.2) 30.6 (87.1)

The Unneeded Earmuffs

Read each source below. Then complete the activities on pages 57-58.


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The Unneeded Earmuffs


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Part 1:

Read each idea


. Which source gives you this information? Fill in the correct bubble for each source. (Note: More than one bubble may be filled in for each idea.) Information Sources 1 2 3 4


C" is the abbreviation for "Celsius.


Water boils at 212F.


Alicante is in Spain.


Scientists use the Celsius scale.

Part 2:

Fill in the bubble next to the best answer to each ques




What exactly does Juan mean when he says his "Spanish isn't so hot"?


Spanish is not a warm language.


He does not speak Spanish well.


He does not understand Spanish well.


He sounds cold when he speaks Spanish.


Which of these is the warmest temperature?










Which of the following is an accurate way to express the formula for converting Celsius temperatures to the Fahrenheit scale?


(C 9) + 5 32 = F


(C 9) 5 + 32 = F


Which of these is not informat


Juan and Amy are brother


Juan ha k d


#8248 Comprehending Text 40 Teacher Created Resources


Name CHAPTER 4 The children collected the old boat from their grandfather's old shed, as they did at the beginning of every summer vacation. But this time they weren't rowing across the lake to Bowey Island to catch fish, or set up a tent, or go swimming. This expedition had a purpose. They wanted to see if the map Ryan had found slipped inside a book in their grandparents' bookshelf was authentic. Put your life jacket on, Maddy," Ryan ordered. "Sam, push us off!" The children set off from the wooden jetty on their grandparent's property. Maddy sat in the bow, looking tiny in her bright yellow life jacket. Because she wasn't used to doing her own hair, her pigtails were lopsided, making her look as though she might tip over at any minute. After a silent trip (apart from the occasional grunt from Ryan struggling with the oars), the children arrived at the island. OK! The map says we have to find the tree with the largest trunk and stand facing the Bowey Estate," called Ryan. Ryan walked quickly between the trees and bushes, dodging the sharp branches and prickly leaves. Maddy tried to follow her brother, but a branch caught hold of one of her pigtails, causing her to yelp. Sam caught up with his sister, and while he was untangling her from the tree's grasp, he realized that this was the tree they had been searching for. Ryan joined the pair and stood where he could see their grandparents' house through the bushes and trees. We need to walk ten paces and turn east. Hmmm . . . I wonder if that's east for real or east from the direction we are facing?" Ryan speculated. He decided to turn east from the house and step out the paces. Maddy and Sam followed him. OK! Now we must walk 13 paces and turn south and then another 11 paces. If we have followed the map correctly, then that is where we should dig." Maddy held up her miniature garden shovel that she had taken from the shed. The children stepped out the number of paces and arrived at an area not far from the water's edge. Sam pointed out the duck prints in the mud. Ryan and Sam began digging with their hands- scooping out the dirt into small piles. Maddy, crouched down by the site, clapped excitedly. I've found something!" Sam exclaimed. "It feels like a tin." The boys retrieved an old tin box from the ground and opened it. Inside was a menagerie of little treasures-small cars, toy soldiers, some type of sports cards, and old coins. It wasnt long before they realized that these were their father's things that he must have buried when he was a boy. Wait until we show these to Dad! I bet he has forgotten all about them!" said Sam, smiling.

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#8248 Comprehending Text 42 Teacher Created Resources



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