This is my Original Paired Passages Big Bundle.
Challenge your students to think critically
with this bundle including all of my popular Paired Passages
. These lessons require students to synthesize their reading and identify central ideas across texts. Each lessons guides them through close readings of texts that vary by genre, time period, and author; then the before, during, and post-reading strategies help them construct connections between the texts.
The following texts, which are in the Public Domain
are included in the product:
Ain’t I a Woman? by Sojourner Truth, Speech to the Second Virginia Convention by Patrick Henry, The War Prayer by Mark Twain, To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet, My Last Duchess by Robert Browning, We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar, I’m Nobody! Who are you? by Emily Dickinson, Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin, and A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner
In order to respect copyright
, online links are provided to the following texts. (Many of these are available in school texts and anthologies): First Lesson by Philip Booth, Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden, Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou, Naming Myself by Barbara Kingsolver, My Name by Sandra Cisneros
Each lesson culminates in a writing task that imitates the style of the PARCC prototype. These lessons incorporate all strands of the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) Standards. Paired Passage products include the following: lesson plans with identified Common Core Standards, anticipation guides, contextual reading guides and sample annotation passages, sample texts, literature webs and poetry graphic organizers, Venn diagrams, literary analysis prompts, rubrics, and answer keys. Detailed responses for all activities and sample essays are provided in the keys.
This bundle includes 146 pages. If you complete one of these lessons each week, they will last you for almost two months! Because of the text variety, they are also great for differentiating and meeting the needs of diverse learners.
If you have purchased a previous bundle, please check to ensure you are not buying duplicate lessons.
If preferred, each paired passage is available separately at the link below: