Tri-Texts: A Potential Next Step for Paired Texts

Lisa M. Ciecierski, William P. Bintz

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This article presents the concept of tri-texts as a potential next step from paired texts following a collaborative inquiry with fifth-grade students. Paired texts are two texts intertextually connected, whereas tri-texts are three texts connected this way. The authors begin the article with a short literature review highlighting some of the benefits of teaching in an intertextual manner. Next, a minilesson demonstrating how tri-texts might be used in the classroom is presented. Several tri-texts that may be considered for use in the classroom are also shared. Final thoughts are presented to conclude the article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-483
Number of pages5
JournalReading Teacher
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Pharmacology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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