by BirdBrain Science
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 “Things Get More Complicated When You’re Older” and ask students to discuss the pros and cons of changing the natural order of a living thing’s genetic instructions.
Let's See What You're Made Of
- BirdBrain Science
“Let’s See What You’re Made Of” is an informational text that explores the world of cells, explaining how multicellular and unicellular organisms are composed.Pair “Let’s See What You’re Made Of” with “Things Get More Complicated When You’re Older” and ask students to discuss why there are so many types of cells and why different living things are made with some cells but not others.
What is a vaccine?
- Lindsey Konkel
In the informational text “What is a Vaccine?” Lindesy Konkel discusses what a vaccine is and how it can help protect your body against diseases.Pair “Things Get More Complicated When You’re Older” with “What is a vaccine?” to provide students with additional information about the cells in their body. How do the cells discussed in “Things Get More Complicated When You’re Older’ compare to the cells discussed in “What is a vaccine?” How do both texts explore how different cells have different tasks?