Paired Texts targets reading comprehension using two different texts, (both fiction) on the same themed topic. This 82 page packet is loaded with 8 passages (4 sets of paired texts) which highlight folktales from around the world.
Each passage has comprehension questions which target a variety of reading strategies including compare contrast, summary, theme, cause and effect, and more. There is also a vocabulary practice page for each set which includes context clues, synonym antonym, matching and more. There is a double sided paired text worksheet that asks question requiring the student to refer to both texts, to analyze, and combine information to formulate answers. Plus three writing prompts (narrative, expository and persuasive) for each set. A test prep resource for sure, but absolutely engaging topics your kids will enjoy!
Specifically, this set includes:
8 Double Sided Passages with a total of 4 paired texts
Moonflower (Japanese Folktale)
The Key to Happiness (Brazilian Folktale)
The Lion and the Beetle (African Folktale)
King of the Jungle (Folktale from the Philippines)
The Broken Promise (Japanese Folktale)
Island of the Sun (Chinese Folktale)
The Flying Ship (Russian Folktale)
Magic Pomegranate (Jewish Folktale)
Vocabulary page for each set (total of 4)
Double Sided Paired Text Questions for each set (total of 4 = 8 pages)
Narrative, Expository and Persuasive Writing Prompts for each set (total of 24 pages)
I always make what I need for my classroom and this is no exception! I love this set and think you will too. I think it’s really hard as a teacher to find materials that are well–suited as paired texts, while having the supplemental components all in one place. To me, this is a real time saver for busy teachers, while been an effective tool at the same time!
If you’re looking for more paired text resources, here are a few you might like:
Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction 4th - 6th Grades
Looking for some thematic paired texts to take you through the seasons?
Fall Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction for 4th - 6th Grades
Winter Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction for 4th - 6th Grades
Spring Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction for 4th - 6th Grades
Here's a deeply discounted bundle with all three of the seasons!
Paired Texts by the Season Bundle: 4th - 6th Grades
This set has short paired texts, with lots of myths, folktales from around the world, and fables:
Compare, Contrast and More for 3rd - 5th Graders
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