by Molly McGinnis
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.
- Molly McGinnis
In Molly McGinnis’ poem “Window Seat,” a speaker describes looking out a window on an airplane.Pair “Window Seat” with “Riyadh, 2000” to provide students with another poem by Molly McGinnis. Ask students to discuss how McGinnis’ experience growing up in Saudi Arabia may have influenced her poetry. How does the house the speaker discusses in “Window Seat” compare to the house in “Riyadh, 2000”?
Nearly 1 Million South Sudanese Refugees In Uganda
In the text “Nearly 1 Million South Sudanese Refugees In Uganda,” Scott Simon interviews Noah Gottschalk about the experiences of South Sudanese refugees at settlements in Uganda.Pair “Nearly 1 Million South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda” with “Riyadh, 2000” and ask students to discuss the effects of war. How are the people of South Sudan affected by the Civil War? How does this compare to how the speaker describes the approaching war in the poem?