Wealthy Teen Nearly Experiences Consequences

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The 2008 Onion article reprinted in this resource is a perfect vehicle to launch a lively discussion of power and wealth. Included in the packet are a writing prompt and discussion questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups research similar stories like that of Ethan Couch
  • Ask class members to examine other Onion articles
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity assumes readers are familiar with and can recognize satirical elements in a text
  • The September 27, 2008 Onion article is complete, missing only the period at the end of the final sentence
Pros

  • The packet includes the full text of the article, a writing prompt, and discussion questions
Cons

  • None
Common Core