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  1. Mystery Flight By Dan DeTarsioin the air for ameliaBy Dee DeTarsio Scoring:

  2. Mystery Flight By Dan DeTarsio

  3. 7 What is the meaning of the word navigator in paragraph 2 of the selection? • A. One who pilots the plane • B. One who sends messages • C. One who plots the course of a plane • D. One who leads the U.S. Coast Guard

  4. 8 What problem made it almost impossible for the Coast Guard to locate • Amelia Earhart? • A. The Coast Guard never heard from Amelia Earhart. • B. Amelia Earhart had lost her navigator, Fred Noonan. • C. The Coast Guard was too far away from Amelia Earhart. • D. Amelia Earhart was unable to hear the Coast Guard’s • communications.

  5. 9 Based on its title, what information do you expect to find in the timeline? • A. A detailed record of Amelia Earhart’s last flight • B. Memorable events honoring Amelia Earhart • C. Amelia Earhart’s important achievements • D. Amelia Earhart’s family history

  6. 10 Is this sentence a reasonable conclusion to draw after reading the • selection? • Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan crashed on • an island in the Pacific Ocean. • Support your response with two details from the selection. • ________________________________________________________ • ________________________________________________________ • ________________________________________________________ • ________________________________________________________ • ________________________________________________________ • ________________________________________________________ • ________________________________________________________ • ________________________________________________________ • ________________________________________________________

  7. Text-based details may include, but are not limited to: • A. She had crashed in Hawaii before • B. Coast Guard intercepted brief (desperate) transmissions for help • C. After leaving New Guinea they were lost • D. Coast Guard couldn’t home in on her position • E. She was unable to receive radio messages • F. She disappeared over 60 years ago / no one really knows what happened / No trace of her plane was ever found • G. Her tragic end is still being investigated • H. A theory is that she ran out of gas / crashed and drowned • I. Other accounts have her straying off course on purpose / other accounts have her going on a secret spy mission • J. Researchers have found the heel of a woman’s shoe that’s Earhart’s size • K. Researchers have found pieces of aluminum / found parts that may have come from her plane

  8. 10 Is this sentence a reasonable conclusion to draw after reading the • selection? • Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan crashed on • an island in the Pacific Ocean. • Support your response with two details from the selection. 2 This response states that it is not a reasonable conclusion and provides more than two details from the selection to support the answer. F. No, no really knows what happened to the plane… K. …no one knows if that heel might be hers even though the size matches. D. …no one knows where her distress call came from.

  9. 10 Is this sentence a reasonable conclusion to draw after reading the • selection? • Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan crashed on • an island in the Pacific Ocean. • Support your response with two details from the selection. 2 This response states that it is not a reasonable conclusion and provides more than two details from the selection to support the answer. H. Noonan and Earhart may have crashed in the ocean and drowned,… I. …they may have purposely disappeared… I. …to start a spy mission for President Roosevelt. The two details from bullet I count as one score point.

  10. 10 Is this sentence a reasonable conclusion to draw after reading the • selection? • Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan crashed on • an island in the Pacific Ocean. • Support your response with two details from the selection. 1 This response states that it is a reasonable conclusion and provides one detail from the selection to support the answer. C. …they left from New Guinea and only 20 hours later they were lost.

  11. 10 Is this sentence a reasonable conclusion to draw after reading the • selection? • Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan crashed on • an island in the Pacific Ocean. • Support your response with two details from the selection. 0 This response states that it is a reasonable conclusion but provides no details from the selection to support the answer.

  12. In the Air for Amelia By Dee DeTarsio

  13. 11 Which of these sentences best summarizes “In the Air for Amelia”? • A. A female flyer researches what happened to aviator Amelia • Earhart. • B. A woman pilot recreates Amelia Earhart’s unfinished round-the- • world journey. • C. An organization called World Flight 1997 restores Amelia • Earhart’s plane. • D. Many young people learn to fly, thanks to the contributions of • Amelia Earhart.

  14. 12 Why does Linda Finch compare flying across the Atlantic to flying into a • black hole? • A. To describe the appearance of a 1935 airplane • B. To express the joy she felt when flying • C. To emphasize the dangers in her flight • D. To explain the length of the flight

  15. 13 Based on the timeline “Amelia Earhart: A Life of Accomplishments,” and the information in the selection “In the Air for Amelia,” explain how Amelia Earhart might have inspired young people during her lifetime. Include one detail from the timeline and one detail from the selection in your answer. _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________

  16. Text-based details may include but are not limited to: • Timeline • A. Completed her first flying lesson / bought her first aircraft (KinnerAirster) • B. Set an unofficial women’s flying altitude record of 14,000 feet • C. Completed the first transcontinental flight by a woman • D. Organized and was elected president of The Ninety-Nines, the first organization of female pilots • E. Set the women’s world flying speed record of 181.18 mph • F. Completed her first solo transcontinental flight in an Autogiro • G. Became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in her single-engine Lockhead Vega • H. Broke her own transcontinental record with a flying time of 17 hours, 7 minutes and 30 seconds • I. Was the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Oakland, California • J. Began her around-the-world flight, completing 22,000 miles before disappearing

  17. In the Air for Amelia • AA. Linda Finch retraced her hero’s footsteps, or in this case, flight paths / Finch followed her dream of re-creating the round-the-world flight attempted 60 years ago by Amelia Earhart / Finch followed a route similar to the one planned for Earhart • BB. Finch’s plane is almost an exact replica of Earhart’s – a gleaming 1935 Lockheed Electra 10E / Finch spent the last two years painstakingly restoring and modernizing the plane / She even sheltered it in the same hangar from which Earhart’s craft was rolled out in 1937 • CC. World Flight 1997, Finch’s flight took about two and one-half months and covered about 30,000 miles • DD. Finch reported that the memory of Earhart was particularly inspirational to her when she crossed the Atlantic / Finch said it was a long trip, nearly 13 hours, through thunderstorms and in the dark / To think of Amelia Earhart doing this 60 years ago is amazing • EE. World Flight was created to share Amelia Earhart’s vision with young people / The heart of the World Flight project is its outreach to inner city and at-risk youth with her message about reaching above and beyond perceived limitations • FF. As a part of World Flight 1997, Pratt-Whitney spent $4.5 million for the education program “You Can Soar” / Half a million students participated, learning about geography, science, the weather and aviation

  18. 13 Based on the timeline “Amelia Earhart: A Life of Accomplishments,” and the information in the selection “In the Air for Amelia,” explain how Amelia Earhart might have inspired young people during her lifetime. Include one detail from the timeline and one detail from the selection in your answer. 2 • This response includes two details from the timeline and one detail from the selection. • Timeline: • C. Amelia was the first woman to complete a transcontinental flight. • E. She also set the women’s world flying speed record of 181.18 mph… • Selection: • AA. She inspired Linda Finch to retrace Amelias path, by building a replica of her plane, and flying close to the path Amelia flew.

  19. 13 Based on the timeline “Amelia Earhart: A Life of Accomplishments,” and the information in the selection “In the Air for Amelia,” explain how Amelia Earhart might have inspired young people during her lifetime. Include one detail from the timeline and one detail from the selection in your answer. 2 • This response includes one detail from the timeline and one detail from the selection. • Timeline: • G. Earhart became the first woman to do many things, like flying solo across the Atlantic Ocean… • Selection: • EE. ...“reaching above and beyond perceived limitations,”...

  20. 13 Based on the timeline “Amelia Earhart: A Life of Accomplishments,” and the information in the selection “In the Air for Amelia,” explain how Amelia Earhart might have inspired young people during her lifetime. Include one detail from the timeline and one detail from the selection in your answer. 1 • This response includes one detail from the timeline. • Timeline: • I. And she was the first person to fly solo across the pacific

  21. 13 Based on the timeline “Amelia Earhart: A Life of Accomplishments,” and the information in the selection “In the Air for Amelia,” explain how Amelia Earhart might have inspired young people during her lifetime. Include one detail from the timeline and one detail from the selection in your answer. 0 This response includes no details from the timeline or the selection.

  22. 14 According to the timeline and the selections, in what year did Amelia Earhart set and aviation record for both men and women? • A. 1922 • B. 1930 • C. 1933 • D. 1935