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by Craig Stevens
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.
The Clever RabbitRetold by Chitra Soundar
In the folktale "The Clever Rabbit," a rabbit outsmarts a hungry tiger to avoid becoming its next meal.Pair “The Clever Rabbit” with “The Dental-Floss Fish” and have students compare how the animals stay alive. How does the rabbit in “The Clever Rabbit” avoid being eaten? How does the Hawaiian cleaner wrasse in “The Dental-Floss Fish” avoid being eaten? What are different ways that animals use their special skills to stay alive?
3rd Grade Folktale 550L
Meet Your Mighty MicrobesNicola Davies
In the informational text "Meet Your Mighty Microbes," Nicola Davies explains how microbes keep the human body healthy.Pair “Meet Your Mighty Microbes” with “The Dental-Floss Fish” and have students discuss how the authors of both texts compare their subjects to people. How does Davies make the microbes sound like people in ”Meet Your Mighty Microbes”? How does Craig Stevens make the Hawaiian cleaner wrasses sound like people? How does this comparison help you understand the important work that microbes and the cleaner wrasse do in nature?
5th Grade Informational Text 910L