Paired Texts > The Legend of the Dipper
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 Marjorie R. Sheffer's short story "Everella's Wand," a fairy must work among humans to repair her broken wand.Pair “Everella’s Wand” with “The Legend of the Dipper” and ask students to discuss the similar themes in the two stories. How are Everella and the little girl in “The Legend of the Dipper” kind to others? How do they put other people’s needs before their own? What are the results of kindness in both stories?
In Laura Wrang's short story "The Sign," Jess and his mother help a slave escape to the North.Pair “The Sign” with “The Legend of the Dipper” and ask students to discuss how the stars are important to the two stories’ plots. What role do constellations play in the plot of “The Sign”? How does this compare to the constellation in “The Legend of the Dipper”? Prompt students to consider how people view the stars in both stories.