Paired passages and paired texts are becoming more prevalent in classrooms across the country. Many state assessments have started using paired passages and texts instead of single passages. This resource will provide with the necessary resources you need to tackle paired passages in your classroom in an engaging, seasonal way.
This resource includes two sets of paired passages (four passages total). One set for is Valentine’s Day and one is for St. Patrick’s Day.
Here is a snapshot of the passages:
Two texts about Cupid: one is a nonfiction text about the legend of Cupid and one is a fiction story featuring Cupid as the main character
Two informational texts about St. Patrick’s Day: one text about the origin and traditions of the holiday and one specifically about St. Patrick’s Day parades
Each set includes the following:
4 Constructed Response Questions that require information or knowledge from both texts.
A Highlight Your Evidence Printable that requires the student to dig deeply into both texts to find evidence to support a conclusion.
A Writing Prompt that requires the students to integrate details from both texts.
Each set is available in two versions: Worksheet Version and Interactive Notebook Version.