Books and Passages

Engineering and Natural Gas


Grade: 4
Lexile Level: 910L
Text Type: Informational
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy


Paired Text Lesson

These texts have been paired because they both profile someone whose job has a beneficial impact on other people.


This Passage & Question Set, related Vocabulary materials, and Paired Text align to the following Common Core Anchor Standards:

Passage & Question Set

Vocabulary Material

Paired Text

Full Standards Descriptions

Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.

Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

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I am having so much fun this year using the paired texts! The questions are implicit and explicit in nature plus can be combined into multi-skills on one assessment or strictly based on an individual skill. Students are required to complete constructed response questions that are text dependent AND paired which makes the DOK levels appropriate. The students with exceptionalities use this weekly as I incorporate it into content-based standards and they seem to understand what is being asked. It takes time for an educator to teach how to answer the questions with the paired text at a higher level but once specialized instruction has been delivered students can readily latch on with great academic success. Thank you for providing these and continue to add new texts.

Katina Weatherspoon Kendrick, EDS
Alexander II Math and Science Magnet
Macon, Georgia