by Barbara Bloom
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.
Mexican Migrant Workers in the 20th Century
- Jessica McBirney
This informational text describes the hard lives of Mexican-Americans and immigrants who became migrant workers throughout the 20th century in the United States.Pair “Mexican Migrant Workers in the 20th Century” with “Cesar Chavez: His Fight for the Farm Workers” to provide students with additional information about migrant workers. What challenges did Mexican migrant workers face? How did Cesar Chavez help improve the lives of Mexican migrant workers?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Changing America
- Barbara Radner
This informational text outlines Dr. King’s accomplishments and leadership in America.Pair “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Changing America” with “Cesar Chavez: His Fight for the Farm Workers” and ask students to compare Martin Luther King, Jr. with Cesar Chavez. What were these two activists attempting to change? What tactics did they use to create positive change? What goals did they have in common? Would Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez have worked well together? Why or why not?
Dolores Huerta, Leader and Activist
- Diane L. Brooks
In the informational text “Dolores Huerta, Leader and Activist,” Diane L. Brooks discusses the accomplishments of the labor and civil rights activist, Dolores Huerta.Pair “Dolores Huerta, Leader and Activist” with “Cesar Chavez: His Fight for the Farm Workers” to provide students with information about another labor activist. Ask students to compare how Huerta and Chavez became involved in activism. How did Huerta and Chavez work together to create change?