by Meg Chorliane
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 “Getting Started on Saving the Everglades” to provide students with a short story about helping others. Ask students to discuss how humans should do what they can to help the environment. Do students think that even the small actions of individuals matter when it comes to the environment? Why or why not?