by CommonLit Staff
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.
The Distracted Teenage Brain
- Alison Pearce Stevens
In this article, a 2014 study reveals that teenage brains are more likely to be driven — and distracted — by rewards than adults'.Pair this informational text about a study on teenage mental behaviors and decision-making with “About Treacher Collins.” Ask students what makes you who you are—your brain, the way other people treat you, your genes, your body?