Paired Texts targets reading comprehension with two different texts, (both fiction) on the same themed topic. This 82 page paired text packet has 8 passages (4 sets of paired texts) including folktales from around the world which give students practice with compare and contrast, theme, and more! There are vocabulary practice pages, and double sided paired text worksheets to refer to both texts. Plus 3 writing prompts (narrative, expository and persuasive) for each set. (TpT Resource)
Here are two handouts to reinforce the common core standard of "Comparing Informational Text - 3.RI.9". These resources can be used for practically anything (guided instruction, literacy centers, seat work, homework, assessments). If you enjoy this resource check out some of my other common core units.
Worksheet | Comparing Two Texts | Read and compare two different texts on butterflies.