by Set to Go
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.
Teenagers Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep at Higher Risk for Mental Health Problems
- Tori Rodriguez
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?
Evening Screen Time Can Sabotage Sleep
- Ashley Yeager
In the informational text “Evening Screen Time Can Sabotage Sleep,” Ashley Yeager discusses how using electronic devices can negatively impact your sleep.Pair “Evening Screen Time Can Sabotage Sleep” with “Self Care” to provide students with information about one reason why many people don’t get enough sleep. Ask students to discuss whether they have personal experience with screens interfering with sleep. Based on the information in both articles, how might screen time be interfering with self-care? Why is that important to their mental and physical health?