by Ann Stalcup
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.
Genetically Modified Salmon: Food or 'Frankenfish'?
- Monique Conrod
This article reports on a new yet controversial technology that makes it possible for companies to raise genetically modified salmon that grow very fast.Pair “Genetically Modified Salmon: Food or ‘Frankenfish’?” with “The Cod Industry: Lifeblood of Newfoundland” to provide students with information about genetically modified salmon. Ask students to discuss why salmon are being genetically modified. Do students think that cod could benefit from being genetically modified? Why or why not?
What Good is the Big Bad Wolf?
- Linda Zajac
In the informational text “What Good is the Big Bad Wolf?” Linda Zajac describes the important impact that wolves have on other species in their habitat.Pair “What Good is the Big Bad Wolf?” with “The Cod Industry: Lifeblood of Newfoundland” to provide students with information about wolves’ roles in the food chain and their habitat. Ask students to compare how wolf and cod populations diminished. Why are wolves important to the food chain and their environment? What role do students think cod play in their food chain and environment? What other species are likely affected by cod’s diminished numbers?
What We Eat Is Who We Are
- Prana Joy Mandoe
In the informational text “What We Eat Is Who We Are,” Prana Joy Mandoe discusses the importance of traditional foods to Hawaiian culture.Pair “What You Eat Is Who You Are” with “The Cod Industry: Lifeblood of Newfoundland” to provide students with information about traditional foods important to Hawaiians. Ask students to discuss how people from Hawaii and Newfoundland both experienced depletions in their food sources. How do the causes of these depletions compare? How are Hawaiians and the people of Newfoundland attempting to preserve their sources of food?