by Connie Llanos
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.
Sometimes, History is Sadness
- David White
This account of the tragic historical events of September 11, 2001, explains that sadness is a part of life and that time can reduce the impact of grief.Pair “Local Children’s Reactions to 9-11 Tragedy” with “Sometimes, History is Sadness” and ask students to compare how the authors of the two texts discuss the tragedies of September 11, 2001.
- Mike Kubic
This article discusses the infamous attacks on September 11 and how the attacks have affected American society.Pair “9/11/2001” with “Local Children’s Reactions to 9/11 Tragedy” and ask students to discuss how the United States was affected by the attacks, according to both texts. How did the attacks impact the way that Americans feel about their country and each other? How does it continue to impact Americans today?
U.S. Attacked; Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers and Hit Pentagon in Day of Terror
- N.R. Kleinfield
In the New York Times article “U.S. Attacked; Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers and Hit Pentagon in Day of Terror,” N.R. Kleinfield reports on the September 11th terrorist attacks shortly after they took place.Pair “Local Children’s Reactions to 9-11 Tragedy” with “U.S. Attacked; Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers and Hit Pentagon in Day of Terror” to provide students with another perspective on the September 11th attacks. Ask students to discuss what they know about September 11th. What was their experience like when they learned about 9-11?