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K-12 Paired Texts & Question Sets


Kindergarten

"Sybil's Brave Ride" 
with Paired Text "Who Was Jackie Robinson?"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both discuss heroic American figures.
Lexile Levels: 240 and 460

"The Bicycle Problem"
with Paired Text "Ant and Grasshopper"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both address the theme of learning.
Lexile Levels: 370 and 300

"Wow, Water!"
with Paired Text "Frogs Have Special Skin"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both discuss the importance of water to living things.
Lexile Levels: 180 and 450


1st Grade

"What Can I Buy?"
with Paired Text "All About Money"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they share the topic of spending money.
Lexile Levels: 230 and 330

"One-Room Schoolhouses"
with Paired Text "How Did Pilgrim Children Live?"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both address the topic of child education.
Lexile Levels: 380 and 440

"Chicks Grow Up"
with Paired Text "From Calf to Camel"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they share the topic of baby animals.
Lexile Levels: 390 and 540

 

2nd Grade

"What Does an Engineer Do?"
with Paired Text "Building a Better Bicycle"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they address the topics of design and problem-solving.
Lexile Levels: 650 and 560

"The Three Branches of Government"
with Paired Text "The United States Constitution"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both discuss the U.S. Constitution.
Lexile Levels: 740 and 660

"Solids and Liquids"
with Paired Text "Comparing Solids"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both discuss states of matter.
Lexile Levels: 480 and 510


3rd Grade

"A School Trip to the Aquarium"
with Paired Text "Atka and the Wolves of South Salem"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both address the topic of animal group behavior.
Lexile Levels: 720 and 630

"The Curious Situation of Foxes"
with Paired Text "Buttons and the Blue Glove"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they are both stories with a fantastical element.
Lexile Levels: 570 and 550

"Li Bing and the Flooding"
with Paired Text "The Pool"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they share the topic of problem-solving.
Lexile Levels: 780 and 700

 

4th Grade

"Oxen and Transportation in Cambodia"
with Paired Text "Say Hello to the Giant Gorilla"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both address the topic of human-animal interaction.
Lexile Levels: 970 and 400

"Shasta Dam"
with Paired Text "The Shortest Path"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both discuss structures that were built to solve a problem.
Lexile Levels: 1000 and 930

"Mother Cats and Their Kittens"
with Paired Text "The Chicken and the Egg"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both discuss animal reproduction and development.
Lexile Levels: 1060 and 930

 

5th Grade

"A Big Birthday Celebration"
with Paired Text "Hong Kong's Bun Festival"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both discuss a traditional festival in East Asia.
Lexile Levels: 1010 and 1120

"Civil Rights on a City Bus"
with Paired Text "A Tale of Segregation: Fetching Water"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both discuss racial segregation in America.
Lexile Levels: 1090 and 800

"Partial Eclipse"
with Paired Text "Field Trip"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they share the topic of astronomy.
Lexile Levels: 920 and 970

 

6th Grade

"Urban Farms"
with Paired Text "Valley Nuts"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both discuss a creative solution to a farming problem.
Lexile Levels: 1130 and 1050

"Louis Braille"
with Paired Text "Alexander Graham Bell"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both discuss groundbreaking inventors.
Lexile Levels: 1030 and 1070

"Jumping Bodies"
with Paired Text "Magic in the Classroom"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they share the theme of magic.
Lexile Levels: 680 and 690


7th Grade

"The Night Before the Invasion" 
with Paired Text "The President Has Been Killed"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both focus on a young character who receives news of a major event in history.
Lexile Levels: 840 and 880

"Mapping the West: The Journey of Lewis and Clark"
with Paired Text "Sacagawea"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both discuss the topic of Lewis and Clark's journey throughout the American west.
Lexile Levels: 1070 and 1120

"Abraham"
with Paired Text "The Chicken Pen"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both explore the theme of adaptation to a new environment.
Lexile Levels: 1070 and 1020
 

8th Grade

"The Age of Exploration"
with Paired Text "A Club for Explorers" 
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both focus on the topic of exploration.
Lexile Levels: 1340 and 1100

"The Most Expensive House in the Universe"
with Paired Text "When the Empire State Building Was New"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both describe unprecedented feats of construction.
Lexile Levels: 1220 and 1150

"Time for Jazz" 
with Paired Text "Music Inside of Us" 
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they share the topic of musical expression.
Lexile Levels: 800 and 550
 


9th -10th Grade

"Olaudah Equiano"
with Paired Text "African Immigration to Colonial America [Abridged]"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they both address the horrors of the Middle Passage.
Lexile Levels: 1040 and 1350

"Declaration of Independence"
with Paired Text "The Virginia Declaration of Rights"
and Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they are both important documents in American history that concern government and human rights.
Lexile Leves: 1450 and 1625

"Don't Buy a Ford Ever Again Poster"
with Paired Text "Robert Kennedy on Civil Rights, 1963 [Abridged]"
and Paired Text Questions 
These texts have been paired because they are both primary sources that address the discrimination African Americans faced during the Civil Rights Movement.
Lexile Levels: 1260 and 1355

 

11th - 12th Grade

"A More Perfect Union [Abridged]"
with Paired Text "A More Perfect Union? Barack Obama and the Politics of Unity" 
And Paired Text Questions 
These texts have been paired because they both address Barack Obama's vision of national unity.
Lexile Levels: 1325 and 1480

"George Washington's Inaugural Address of 1789"
with Paired Text "George Washington's Farewell Address [Abridged]"
And Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they are both speeches delivered by George Washington expressing principles to which he believes the U.S. government should adhere.
Lexile Levels: 1610 and 1460

"At the Closed Gate of Justice Poem"
with Paired Text "Fifty Years Poem"
And Paired Text Questions
These texts have been paired because they are both poems that address the struggle with inequality faced by African Americans.