Text-to-text comparisons help make connections for students!
Paired Passages includes 26 nonfiction pieces—speeches, magazine articles, short stories, book excerpts—paired with poetry, which explore a stated theme that students analyze using varied techniques and activities. Paired Passages encourages:
- Reading: Timely and relevant themes illustrated with pieces by Mark Twain, Steve Jobs, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow—even Ashton Kutcher.
- Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Evaluation activities involve students in analysis of subject and theme.
- Engagement: Analytical and creative research and writing activities.
- Vocabulary: Difficult or unfamiliar words and terms are bolded. The Definitions section expands meaning, and it's reproducible!
©2016. English, High school. Reproducible. 200 pages.
Book Download: PDF. Adobe® Reader® required to view PDF. PDF pages include color images and clickable web links.
Print Book: Softcover. 8 x 11 inches. Black and white pages.
About the Author
Kristina Janeway is a Pre-AP, GT, and PSAT/Pre-AP English teacher at Terra Vista Middle School in Lubbock, Texas. In her 21-year career, Kristina has had 19 years of experience working with gifted and talented students, as well as Pre-AP, AP, and full-inclusion students in the West Texas area. She has written curriculum for grades seven through twelve, designed an academic vocabulary course for the high school, designed a Pre-AP/PSAT English course for eighth graders, designed a SAT/ACT course for seventh graders in the Duke University Talent Search Program, and designed the seventh and eighth grade GT course.
Kristina completed a master’s degree in Education Administration and holds a Principal’s Certificate. Kristina was the recipient of the Frank and Nancy Newton’s Excellence in Education Award from the Beaumont Foundation in 2010, and the Panhandle South Plains TAGT Teacher of the Year Award for 2014.