Pet Rocks

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Why would more than a million people pay real money for an unremarkable rock? Fads are an odd phenomenon, and your class and takes a look at the fad of pet rocks by reading this article. After reading, learners respond to questions about the text and the idea of following the crowd.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Group this with other texts that explore the concepts of peer pressure and following the crowd
  • Use the final question as an essay question after learners have examined several texts
  • Read and mark the text as a class
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider creating your own worksheet with the listed questions; scaffolding isn't provided
Pros

  • A full copy of the text is provided
  • Questions ask for textual evidence
Cons

  • None
Common Core