Reply To: Partner Texts.


I’ve been thinking about how to make some books more exciting to those students who usually only look at the covers before deciding whether or not to read them. Using the cover of my personal copy of The Benefits of Being an Octopus as a discussion starter my class last year helped my students understand that covers don’t always tell us the whole story.

I’d love to use other books with similar color covers/ animals on the cover as partner texts. Although the underlying themes in the texts may not necessarily connect, the overall idea of books being more than just their covers is one that really inspires me.