by Amanda Oliver
We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
Do What You Can
- Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
In the fable “Do What You can,” retold by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, one raindrop wants to help a farmer with his dying crops.Pair “Do What You Can” with “3 Ways to Learn About Consumer Power” to provide students with a literary text about the importance of doing what you can. In the literary text, how does one character make a difference? How does that connect to the author’s advice in “3 Ways to Learn About Consumer Power”?
The Real Cost of Cheap Fashion
- Laura Anastasia
In this information text, the author describes the dark side of producing cheap clothing. She also suggests that change is possible.Pair “3 Ways to Learn about Consumer Power” with “The Real Cost of Cheap Fashion” to help students think more about the power they have as buyers. How does having more information help buyers make decisions? How will students use their power as buyers to make change?