Paired texts are great for helping your students understand genre differences. Paired fiction and nonfiction books on the same or related topics make compare and contrast easy. At the first- and second-grade levels, meet state standards effortlessly with informational text features, traditional tales, and genre comparison within the same series. At lower guided reading levels, fiction, nonfiction, and wordless books about animals pair to introduce genre in kindergarten. GRL range: B–K.