by Eric Deggans
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.
- CommonLit Staff
“Herd Behavior” describes how individuals change when they are part of a crowd.Pair “Herd Behavior” with “Learning How To Code-Switch: Humbling, But Necessary” and ask students to discuss whether they consider code-switching to be a form of herd behavior. How does code-switching differ from herd behavior?
Hello, My Name Is ______
- Jason Kim
In the personal account “Hello, My Name Is _______,” Jason Kim discusses accepting his Korean American identity and his experiences assimilating into American culture.Pair “Hello, My Name is _____” with “Learning How To Code-Switch: Humbling, But Necessary” and ask students to discuss how the two texts explore cultural experiences and identity. How did Jason Kim and Eric Deggans’ experiences embracing their cultural identities differ? How can America’s culture be damaging to certain cultural identities?