Readworks Org Answer Key Grade 5

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The Ecosystem of the Forest

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What is an ecosystem?one particular area where several kinds of organisms interact with each other
What does this passage explain?This passage explains what an ecosystem is and how it works.
In an ecosystem, different organisms interact with each other.
What evidence from the passage supports this statement?
A deer decomposing in the soil provides food for bacteria and nutrients for plants to grow.
Based on the information in the passage, what do all ecosystems have in common?All ecosystems are home to living beings that interact with each other.
What is this passage mainly aboutdifferent organisms in a forest ecosystem and how they interact
Read the following sentence: “Consumers are the living beings who need to eat other organisms to survive.”
What does the word organisms mean?
living things
Choose the answer that best completes the sentence below.
Every organism in the forest can be put in one of three categories, _ producer, decomposer, or consumer.
namely
What is a decomposer?A decomposer is a living thing that gets its nutrients from other organisms or the waste matter of other organisms.
How do decomposers interact with their ecosystem? Be sure to name one example of them taking from the ecosystem and one example of them giving to the ecosystem.Decomposers eat dead animals, like bacteria feeding on a deer. They also support plant life by breaking down animals, which makes the soil rich in nutrients.
The author writes that each part of the ecosystem is as important as another. Based on the information in the passage, do you agree or disagree? Explain your reasons for agreeing or disagreeing using evidence from the passage.Students may agree or disagree, provided that they support their answers with evidence from the passage. Those agreeing may point out that organisms in an ecosystem are dependent on one another. Plants need bacteria to enrich the soil by breaking down dead animals. Animals need plants to eat. Bacteria, in turn, need organisms like plants and animals to feed on. Students may also disagree, pointing out that an ecosystem could survive without certain organisms but not without others.
For example, an ecosystem might be able to survive the loss of one type of consumer (such as humans) as long as there are other consumers to keep the cycle of life going.

Reduce Waste ReadWorks Answer Key

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According to the text, what is reduction?the practice of using less of something, resulting in a smaller amount of waste
What argument does the author make in the text?It’s best to practice reduction in order to limit the amount of waste we produce.
People can reduce waste by making smarter buying decisions. What information from the text best supports this statement?You can reduce waste by selecting products that are not wasteful in their packaging.
Based on the text, why is growing your own food a good way to reduce waste?This food does not need to be packaged or transported, so less energy and fewer materials are spent.
What is the main idea of this text?There are a number of ways you can reduce the amount of products you use and the waste you create.
Read the following sentences from the text.
“Start a compost or vermiculture bin to transform your household garbage (food wastes, coffee grounds, etc.), into a rich earth-like material that can be added to a garden to help plants grow. Grass, leaves, paper, and some other types of food can naturally decay and turn into compost, and that compost can then be put to good use in your garden.”

Based on the text, what does the word “transform” most nearly mean?
to change
Choose the answer that best completes the sentence below.
You can practice reduction by selecting products that do not have to be added to landfills or the waste stream in general. _, you can carry water in a reusable sports bottle instead of buying bottled water.
For example
Describe at least one way parents can reduce the amount of products they use.Answers may vary but should mentioned one of the ways discussed in the text. For example, students may mention that parents can buy concentrates rather than diluted products as the result is less waste for disposal when it is empty.
The text suggests that parents should “use durable items rather than disposable items whenever possible.” Please explain whether this is an example of source reduction or conservation. Use information from the text.This is an example of source reduction because selecting durable items over disposable ones is the act of selecting products that are not wasteful in their packaging or use.
Why is the information in this text especially helpful for people in the United States to learn? Use information from the text to support your answer.The text suggests that people in the United States use a lot of products, noting that “If all the other people on the Earth used as much “stuff” as we do in the United States, there would need to be three to five times more space just to hold and sustain everybody.” Thus, people in the United States would benefit from the information in this text because it focuses on ways people can use fewer products and materials and limit the amount of waste they create.

From the Sun to Your Food ReadWorks Answer Key

QuestionAnswer
According to the passage, why do all living things need energy?to move and grow
What happens after plants absorb energy from the sun?They turn it into chemical energy through photosynthesis.
Read the following sentences from the text.
“Plants are eaten by animals, which are eaten by larger animals. Through this process, energy from the sun is transferred from one living thing to another. For example, a plant captures energy from the sun and turns it into plant food. Later, that plant might be eaten by a rabbit, giving the rabbit energy. Then, a human eats the rabbit. The energy the human gets from the food was originally energy from the sun!…We require energy from food for basic functions like moving and breathing. Energy from food also helps our body repair itself and stay warm.”

What conclusion can you draw from this evidence?
The sun has an important role in keeping humans alive by giving us energy.
Why are whole foods good for your body?They give you important nutrients and energy for long periods of time.
What is the main idea of this text?The sun helps plants turn light energy into chemical energy which is then passed on to other living things, like humans, to live.

What’s in a Name? ReadWorks Answer Key

QuestionAnswer
Why did Tyshaun cringe when he listened to his classmates at the beginning of the story?They pronounced Oludemilade’s name wrong.
When Tyshaun was new to the school, his classmates mispronounced his name. How did he try to solve this problem?He spent a lot of time in the early weeks correcting his classmates.
Read the following sentences from the text.

“Olu and I have both heard that we have ‘unusual’ names. But in our cultures, they are just regular names, so we decided to learn why our families gave them to us—and what they mean. I interviewed Olu’s parents and he interviewed mine.’
Olu went first. ‘Tyshaun’s parents explained that his name is a combination of two names—his mother’s, Tyeisha, and his father’s, Deshaun. I thought that was cool.’
Tyshaun’s turn was next. ‘Olu’s parents call him Olu, just like we do. But his dad told me that his full name, Oludemilade—that’s how it’s pronounced, O-loo-deh-mee-LAH-day—is in the Yoruba language spoken in Nigeria and it means ‘God has crowned me.’ Olu’s full name, his dad said, honors his family and their Yoruba culture.”

What conclusion can you draw from this evidence?
Both Tyshaun and Oludemilade’s names had important meanings that expressed parts of their family and cultural history.
How did Jenna and Marisa react to Tyshaun and Oludemilade’s presentation?Jenna and Marisa apologized and complimented the boys on the interesting stories of their names.
What is one main theme of this story?It is important to respect people’s names because they may have powerful cultural and personal meanings to people.
Read the following sentences from the text.

“Olu’s parents call him Olu, just like we do. But his dad told me that his full name, Oludemilade—that’s how it’s pronounced, O-loo-deh-mee-LAH-day—is in the Yoruba language spoken in Nigeria and it means ‘God has crowned me.’ Olu’s full name, his dad said, honors his family and their Yoruba culture.”

As used in this sentence, what does the word “honors” most closely mean?
shows respect for
Choose the answer that best completes the sentence below.
_ Tyshaun and Olu headed to lunch, two of their classmates stopped them to express their excitement about their presentations.
Before
How does Tyshaun feel about his own name while listening to Oludemilade talk during the presentation?Tyshaun felt renewed pride in his name and African American heritage, and in Yoruba culture.
Describe how some of Tyshaun and Oludemilade’s classmates grow and learn from their naming presentation.Students may write that, at first, Tyshaun and Oludemilade’s classmates mispronounce Olu’s name. One of his classmates even says she will call him John instead. After their presentation, Jenna and Marisa apologize for their earlier comments and recognize how interesting the meaning of their names are.
Why might saying someone’s full name and pronouncing it correctly be important to them? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.Answers may vary, but should be based on the text. Students may write that names can have important connections to family, identity and culture. For example, Tyshaun’s name reflects his African American heritage and his family history, since his name combines both of his parents’ names. Oludemilade’s name honors his Nigerian background since it is in the Yoruba language. Students may also write that people feel respected when someone takes the time to learn the correct pronunciation of their name.

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