Paired Texts > Self-Care
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.
In the informational text "Teenagers Who Don't Get Enough Sleep at Higher Risk for Mental Health Problems," Tori Rodriguez discusses how missing even an hour of sleep can have an effect on teens' mental health.Pair “Teenagers Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep at Higher Risk for Mental Health Problems” with “Self Care” and ask students to make connections between the data about teenagers’ sleep and the impact that can have on mental and physical health? Based on both texts, what are the risks associated with not getting enough sleep? Why is this important for teenagers’ self-care?
This text explores the idea that team sports may have a positive impact on depression and anxiety in teens.Pair “Self-Care” with “Playing Teen Sports May Protect From Some Damages Of Childhood Trauma” to provide students with additional ideas on how young people can practice self-care strategies. How does the article from Set to Go support the findings in Easterlin’s research? How might some of the thoughts on the value of exercise help explain why youth who participate in sports are less likely to suffer from mental health issues? How does playing sports contribute to living a balanced life?