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A paired text requires two conceptually related texts that could be linked by topic, author, or genre (Harste & Short, with Burke, 1988, as cited in Bintz, 2015 ).


One of the instructional shifts required in the CCSS was a greater reading of informational texts and more multisource reading. This really begins heavily in the 4th grade.

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Works Cited

Eileen M. Shanahan & Ashley K. Dallacqua (2018): Moving beyond“Agreeable” Texts and “Boring” Tasks: Pairing Young Adult Literature and Critical Literacy inTeacher Education, Action in Teacher Education

paired_texts.txt · Last modified: 2020/09/28 19:18 by jgmac1106