by Lynette Samuel
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.
Taco HeadViola Canales
In "Taco Head," a young Mexican American girl struggles with school bullies and figuring out the best way to respond.Pair “The Satchel” with “Taco Head” and ask students to discuss the ways each character responds to their bullies. How does each character deal with their bullies? What do you learn about the adults who help the characters deal with their bullies?