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Transcript of Paired Passages
1. Read the questions about the first passage, then read the first passage.
2. Come up with your own answer and compare it to the actual answer choices in the question about the first passage.
3. Read the questions about the second passage, then read the second passage. Think about how the second passage relates to the first.
4. Come up with your own answer and compare it to the actual answer choices in the question(s) about the second passage.
5. Answer the questions that address both passages together. Example Popcorn
Pop pop pop popping around
One after other making a sound
Pop pop popping I am having so much fun
Constantly shooting like the bullets of a gun
Originally so beautiful and white
Ridiculously addictive and a nice sight
No one can resist the sensational crunch
So delicious and appetizing when I munch Questions Dual Passages In 1885, Charles Cretors of Chicago, Illinois, invented the first popcorn machine. Street vendors were soon pushing steam or gas-powered poppers through fairs, parks, and expositions. Today much of the popcorn you buy at movies and fairs is popped in machines manufactured by the Cretors family. In 1914, in Sioux City, Iowa, Cloid H. Smith created America's first branded popcorn (Jolly Time), and for the first time, popcorn was available in grocery stores.
Americans eat more than 17 billion quarts of popcorn a year, an average of 60 quarts per person per year. As the result of an elementary school project, popcorn became the official state snack food of Illinois. January 19 is National Popcorn Day, and October is National Popcorn Month. 1. One difference between the two selections is:
A. Both texts are about popcorn
B. One text is persuasive while the other is informational.
C. Both texts have the topic of popcorn.
D.One text is written for entertainment and one for informational purposes. 2. Which of the following statements is true concerning both texts?
A. Both texts describe how popcorn tastes.
B. Both are procedural texts which describe how to make popcorn.
C. The author organized one text in a sequential manner while the other is organized in stanzas.
D. Which of the following is true regarding the selections?
A. One text is written in first person and the other in third person.
B. Both selections use figurative language to convey a deeper meaning of the importance of popcorn.
C. The idea that popcorn is healthy is present in both selections.
D. The poem and the informative selection both suggest popcorn is a great snack and should be honored. Dual Passages Video
Both selections suggest that -
A. Popcorn is a well-liked snack
B. Most people at the movies enjoy popcorn
C. Popcorn sounds like bullets going off
D. Both narrators are popcorn fans