by Set to Go
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.
Teenagers Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep at Higher Risk for Mental Health Problems
- Tori Rodriguez
In the informational text “Teenagers Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep at Higher Risk for Mental Health Problems,” Tori Rodriguez discusses how missing even an hour of sleep can have an effect on teens’ mental health.Pair “Teenagers Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep at Higher Risk for Mental Health Problems” with “How to Identify and Manage Emotions” and ask students to discuss the relationship between sleep and emotional awareness. Why does lack of sleep impact mental health? How might a lack of sleep impact emotional awareness and your ability to manage emotions?
The Gospel of Doubt
- Casey Gerald
In Casey Gerald’s speech “The Gospel of Doubt,” Gerald discuss his religious experiences and how they have helped shape his understanding of belief and doubt.Pair “The Gospel of Doubt” by Casey Gerald with “How to Identify and Manage Emotions” and ask students to discuss how the speaker in “The Gospel of Doubt” manages disappointment. How does this relate to what the author of “How to Identify and Manage Emotions” suggests doing with unpleasant emotions like sadness and disappointment?