by Susan Milius
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.
Of Feathers, Fat, and Freezing
- Donna DeVoe DiFolco
In the informational text, “Of Feathers, Fat, and Freezing,” Donna DeVoe DiFolco discusses how chickadees are able to survive freezing temperatures.Pair “Of Feathers, Fat, and Freezing” with “How a Flamingo Balances on One Leg” and ask students to discuss the special abilities of the birds discussed in the two texts. How do chickadees survive dangerously cold weather conditions? How might flamingos’ one-legged stance help them stay warm?