Parenting Essay

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Essay Writing Prompt: How much freedom and supervision should parents give their children? Are parents today too overprotective? Or is “free range” parenting a kind of neglect? Explain why. Write an argumentative essay, backing it up with textual details from the articles: “Are Modern Kids Coddled?” (Newsweek) and “Kids Solo Playtime” (NPR). Also refer to our class text, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

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Teens and Tech: The Effects of Social Media

mind plugged inDiscussion Questions:

  1. How has the Internet and Social Media changed the lives of teenagers?
  2. How are we different in real life vs. online?
  3. Has the Internet and social media been a positive of negative influence on teenagers?

Write a persuasive essay, with a clear argument and support. You must use outside evidence, either from in-class articles or research on the internet. All sources must be noted in MLA Format on a Works Cited page after the essay.

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Los Angeles River Essay

lariverWriting Prompt: Like the city that shares its name, the Los Angeles River has a very tortured and complicated history. One writer, Jenny Price, calls it an “outsize concrete sewer…most famous for being forgotten.” Write a persuasive essay about how the city of Los Angeles should handle the future of its river. Back up your argument with specific evidence. Include cited evidence from the Los Angeles Times articles and other online resources. Online resources:

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