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Introducing Paired Texts & Question Sets

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Kindergarten

"A Big Star" and "From Morning to Night"
These texts have been paired because they both discuss the sun.

"Finding Food" and "Getting Water from a Well"
These texts have been paired because they both discuss how people obtained resources in the past.

"I Need Quiet!" and "A Sticky Idea"
 These texts have been paired because they both address the topic of problem-solving.

 

1st Grade

"My Town's Festival" and "Native American Powwows"
These texts have been paired because they both address the topic of festivals.

"The Difference Between Maps and Globes" and "Seven Large Lands" 
These texts have been paired because they both discuss the world from a geographical perspective.

"Learning about Your World" and "My Whiskers"
These texts have been paired because they both discuss the sense of touch.

 

2nd Grade

"Barn Sour" and "The Harmonica"
These texts have been paired because they share a theme of conflict.

"Cindy Goes to Salvador" and "Painting a Bus"
These texts have been paired because they share a theme of emotional change.

"Shoot and Score!" and "Acrobats"
These texts have been paired because they both address the topic of developing skills by practice.


3rd Grade

"Attack of the Leftovers" and "Chicken Soup for Nicole"
These texts have been paired because they are both narratives in which food is an important plot element.

"The Big Hike" and "How to Have an Adventure"
These texts have been paired because they share a theme of exploration.

"Trouble at Reading Railroad" and "Apple the Cat Calls a Meeting to Order" 
These texts have been paired because they both discuss one or more problems and their consequences.

 

4th Grade

"Say Hello to the Giant Gorilla" and "Oxen" 
These texts have been paired because they both address the topic of human-animal interaction.

"World's Greatest Robot" and "Streetcar!"
These texts have been paired because they both explore the nature of sibling relationships.

"The Painter's Studio" and "The Magic of Mime"
These texts have been paired because they share a theme of magic.

 

5th Grade

"Adventure on a Hot Air Balloon" and "Matter is Everywhere"
These texts have been paired because they both address the topic of physical properties.

"From City to Farm" and "The Mermaid of Kona, Hawaii"
These texts have been paired because they both discuss the pursuit of a personal passion.

"Solar Absorbers and the Future of Electricity" and "Houston Affects the Earth"
These texts have been paired because they both address the topic of energy production.

6th Grade

"The Origins of the Internet" and "A Bad Robot"
These texts have been paired because they both address the topics of technology and innovation.

"Renewing America" and "Climbing Space"
These texts have been paired because they are both primary source texts that address the topic of improving the United States.

"Penobscot Nation" and "Early People in The Central American Land Bridge"
These texts have been paired because they both discuss life in America before European settlement.
 

7th Grade

"NJ Physics Professor has the 'Right Stuff'" and "Mission to Mars"
These texts have been paired because they both address the topic of space travel.

"Working Together for a Better Future" and "Power of Americans"
These texts have been paired because they are both primary source texts that address the topic of America's future.

"An Account from the Slave Trade: Love Story of Jeffrey and Dorcas" and "Wesley Harris: An Account of Escaping Slavery"
These texts have been paired because they are both primary source texts that address the topic of slavery.

 

8th Grade

"Designing the First Flying Machine" and "Building Bridges" 
These texts have been paired because they both address the topic of problem-solving.

"The Run" and "An Unexpected Trip"
These texts have been paired because they both focus on an unsolved mystery.

"Developing Possible Solutions" and "Biochar"
These texts have been paired because they both address the topic of problem-solving.