by Elizabeth Preston
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.
Stephen Bishop: Cave Explorer
- Judith Boogaart
In the informational text “Stephen Bishop: Cave Explorer,” Judith Boogaart discusses Stephen Bishop’s accomplishments as a guide in Mammoth Cave.Pair “Stephen Bishop: Cave Explorer” with “Rainbow Rocks” and ask students to discuss what makes Mammoth Cave and the rainbow mountains special. How did Stephen Bishop help people learn about Mammoth Cave? Do students think that Bishop would have been interested in the rainbow mountains? Why or why not?
- Betsy James
In the informational text “Rock Secrets,” Betsy James discusses what we can learn from rocks.Pair “Rainbow Rocks” with “Rock Secrets” to provide students with information about rocks in the rainbow mountains. Ask students to discuss how both texts explore the different materials rocks can be made of. How can this affect the way rocks appear?