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Teach your students how to integrate information from two texts on the same topic with these paired passages. These nonfiction reading passages and activities will teach your students about the benefits and the dangers of social media. Students will love reading relevant information and they will learn how to compare and contrast two texts on the same topics.


Students will:

  • read and analyze two texts on the same topic

  • find the similarities between the two texts

  • find the differences between the two texts

  • learn new vocabulary words


Your purchase includes:

  • 2 paired texts about the benefits and dangers of social media

  • a reading comprehension assessment with multiple-choice questions and open-ended responses

  • a chart to organize new information

  • writing prompt

  • vocabulary cards

  • two vocabulary sheets

  • answer keys

  • a Google slides version


This is perfect for:

  • reading instruction

  • small group instruction

  • partner work

  • classwork

  • homework

  • reading stations

  • assessment

  • digital learning

  • test prep


Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):





⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jennifer H. says, "These are really nice passages with great comprehension questions. I really like that the content of the passages is a relevant topic to my students. Many of them are interested in social media, but they are often unaware of pitfalls of these platforms. There are only so many hours in the school day, and with rigorous testing requirements, important life skills, such as digital citizenship, do not receive the appropriate amount of instructional time. This activity combines digital citizenship with the reading curriculum, so you're teaching both topics at the same time!"


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jami B. says, “My students needed practice taking information from two texts about the same topic and then writing about it. This was perfect and the topic was engaging for students."


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sarah W says, “This was the PERFECT topic to help me teach this standard. The kids were so into it!"



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Permission to copy for single classroom use only.

Reading Passages Paired Passages Compare Contrast Social Media

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