by Julie McCarthy
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.
Fracking Fuels Energy Debate
- Erica Gies
We use the energy from natural gas for power. However, a relatively new process of getting this natural gas out of the ground called fracking has sparked a debate about sustainable energy.Pair “Fracking Fuels Energy Debate” with “What’s It Like to Live without Electricity?” and ask students to discuss the search for new energy, not dependent on fossil fuels. While the benefits seem incredible, are the costs of certain practices worthwhile?
- California Energy Commission
The informational text “Energy Story” explains how electricity is created and travels.Pair “What’s It Like to Live Without Electricity” with “Energy Story” to provide students with information about a different source of energy. How do both texts emphasize how much people rely on electricity as a source of energy? Why is solar energy a good alternative for areas that don’t have access to electricity?