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New Paired Texts & Question Sets

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Kindergarten

"When Grandma Was a Girl" and "What Did People Wear?"
These texts have been paired because they address a time from long ago.

"Spying the Signs" and "Traffic Lights"
These texts have been paired because they both discuss traffic signs or signals.

"Parts of a Tree" and "How Trees Help"
These texts have been paired because they share the topic of trees.
 

1st Grade

"How to Draw a Map" and "A School Map"
These texts have been paired because they both address the use of maps.

"What Can I Buy?" and "All About Money" 
These texts have been paired because they share the topic of spending money.

"Whom Does He Look Like?" and "My Three Sisters"
These texts have been paired because they both focus on the physical similarities between family members.


2nd Grade

"Erosion" and "Avalanche!"
​These texts have been paired because they both focus on natural events.

"Memory Quilts" and "Pictures of the Year"
​These texts have been paired because they both discuss objects that help people to remember or honor the past.

"A Brush with History" and "When Televisions Became Colorful"
These texts have been paired because they address the topics of design and problem-solving.


3rd Grade

"Haboob!" and "The Tornado Drill"
These texts have been paired because they both discuss safety during storms.

"Computers vs. Books" and "History of Halloween"
These texts have been paired because they both discuss time periods from the past.

"Lessons from Fishing" and "Forgetting the Words"
 These texts have been paired because they both address the theme of facing challenges.


4th Grade

"Panning for History" and "How Dorothea Lange and John Steinbeck Captured California in the 1930s"
​These texts have been paired because they both explore key time periods in California's history.

"Lost on Ellis Island" and "The Twilight of the Italian Social Club"
These texts have been paired because they both explore parts of the immigrant experience.

"About Homelessness" and "Maggie and the Mission"
These texts have been paired because they share the topic of homelessness.
 

5th Grade

"Talking Leaves" and "A New Letter for the Alphabet"
These texts have been paired because they share the topic of written language.

"Hong Kong's Bun Festival" and "A Big Birthday Celebration"
These texts have been paired because they both discuss a traditional festival in East Asia.

"The Canadian Beaver" and "Bring in the Beavers!"
These texts have been paired because they share the topic of beavers.
 

6th Grade

"How to Trick Your Sister" and "The Best Dancer"
These texts have been paired because they share a theme of revenge.

"Learning to Skate" and "Brown Onions"
These texts have been paired because they share a theme of filial relationships.

"Never Too Late" and "Saving Anna's Family"
These texts have been paired because they share a theme of overcoming difficulties.
 

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

"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.

"The Courage to Take Action: A Lesson from Rosa Parks" and "Rosa Parks: 100th Birthday"
These texts have been paired because they are both primary source documents that focus on the legacy of Rosa Parks.