by Daniel Okonkwo
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.
Experts Link Teen Brains' Immaturity, Juvenile Crime
- Malcolm Ritter
In the informational text “Experts Link Teen Brains’ Immaturity, Juvenile Crime” Malcolm Ritter discusses how the development of the teenage brain could contribute to criminal actions.Pair “Experts Link Teen Brains’ Immaturity, Juvenile Crime” with “Prison is a Poor Deterrent, and a Dangerous Punishment” to provide students with additional information about the teenage brain. How does each text describe the development of the adolescent brain? How does the development of the teenage brain contribute to juvenile offenders’ criminal behavior? Do students think that scientific evidence about the teenage brain is enough to support the idea that juvenile offenders should be rehabilitated over going to jail? Why or why not?