by Erin K. Peabody
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.
Genetically Modified Salmon: Food or 'Frankenfish'?
- Monique Conrod
This article reports on a new yet controversial technology that makes it possible for companies to raise genetically modified salmon that grow very fast.Pair “Genetically Modified Salmon: Food or ‘Frankenfish’” with “Carrots with Character” to provide students with another example of a genetically modified food. Ask students to discuss the benefits of genetically modified salmon and carrots. What concerns are expressed about genetically modified salmon? Do students think there are any risks with genetically modified carrots?
- Jessica McBirney
“Food Deserts” explains the consequences of living in food deserts and presents possible solutions to this national problem.Pair “Food Deserts” with “Carrots with Character” to explore the importance of having access to nutrient-rich foods. How are scientists using genetically modified foods to help people get the necessary vitamins? How can access to fresh food and foods modified to be nutrient-rich help resolve food deserts and the problems associated with them?