by America's Library
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.
George Washington Carver
- Barbara Radner
“George Washington Carver” showcases the persevering spirit and scientific strength of a famous American scientist and inventor.Pair “George Washington Carver” with “The Peanut Man” and ask students to compare the information provided about George Washington Carver in the two texts. Ask students to discuss how Carver’s work helped farmers and the environment. How do both texts explore the new uses Carver developed for peanuts?
Farming in Space
- Amy Hansen
In the informational text “Farming in Space,” Amy Hansen discusses how scientists are growing plants in space and what it means for the future of space travel.Pair “Farming in Space” with “The Peanut Man” and ask students to discuss the progress that has been made in farming. What progress have scientists made towards farming in space? How is George Washington Carver responsible for important progress made in farming on earth?