by Kathiann M. Kowalski
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.
No Plans? No Problem!
- Stephen Currie
In the informational text “No Plans? No Problem!” Stephen Currie describes how Washington was designed and built.Pair “No Plans? No Problem!” with “Looking Ahead” to provide students with information about the original plans for Washington, D.C. What information does “No Plans? No Problem!” provide about L’Enfant that is not included in “Looking Ahead”? Who else contributed to the original city plans for Washington, D.C.?
Let's Take a White House Tour
- John Riley and Barbara Burt
In the informational text “Let’s Take a White House Tour,” John Riley and Barbara Burt discuss areas of the White House that are open to the public and those that are private.Pair “Let’s Take a White House Tour” with “Looking Ahead” to provide students with information about touring the White House. Ask students to discuss how important the White House is to Washington, D.C. Do you think the White House is one the of the aspects of Washington, D.C. that will likely not change? Why or why not?