by Betsy James
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 “Rock Secrets” to provide students with information about Stephen Bishop and the cave he explored. Ask students to discuss what people might be able to learn from studying the rocks in Mammoth Cave. Do students think that Bishop would have been interested in studying the rocks in the cave? Why or why not?
- Elizabeth Preston
In the informational text “Rainbow Rocks,” Elizabeth Preston describes the formation of the rainbow mountains in China.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?