This has been developed to prepare students for standardized testing over the Common Core Standards in English (grammar and writing) for fifth grade specifically. The first passage and some questions come from released items from the Texas STARR test for 4th grade language 2011. There are 20 questions related to grammar and editing. The second passage comes from biography.com. After reading both passages, students are given a two writing prompts. One is a short response, the other is an opinion writing prompt.
You are not paying for the passages, but rather the time and effort it took to create questions, label them with standards, and compile and edit the document for student use.