by BirdBrain Science
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.
Heart to Heart
- Rita Dove
In this poem, contemporary American writer and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove reinvents a common symbol--the heart--and in doing so, shows us what it means to be human.Pair “Heart to Heart” with “Let’s See What You’re Made Of” and ask students to discuss how a working knowledge of the body deepens our understanding of the body’s many functions.
Things Get More Complicated When You’re Older
- BirdBrain Science
“Things Get More Complicated When You’re Older” is an informational text that explains how living things create different types of cells to do different types of work.Pair “Let’s See What You’re Made Of” with “Things Get More Complicated When You’re Older” and ask students to discuss why there are so many types of cells and why different living things are made with some cells but not others.