Many states have recently included paired passages into state assessments. This tool provides helpful examples of paired text to use for free with students.

In this 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video, SimpleK12 edtech trainer Monica Burns explains how to use the Paired Text resources at ReadWorks.org. Paired passages are a challenging skill for students, especially struggling readers. These free resources make your job just a bit easier.

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Watch as Monica explores the resources available, and explains how you can find paired passages to meet your needs.

Can you see yourself using some of these texts in your classroom? Let me know if you found this article helpful; pleaseleave a comment below.

Where to Find Paired PassagesInterested in more resources for your students? Check out some of our reading and writing articles, and take a look at this on-demand online training session:

15 Free Mobile Apps to Support Struggling Readers. Do you have students who are struggling with reading — and therefore struggling to learn? Join Dr. Jenna Linskens as she shares effective uses, applications, and creative ways to use tablets and 15 mobile apps in the classroom to support struggling readers and writers in the primary and intermediate grades. Enjoy a rapid-fire overview of each app and how to use them in the classroom to improve student performance and understanding.

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About Our “Paired Passages” Presenter

Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.

About the Author

Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at editor@simplek12.com.