by Kathiann Kowalski


Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "'Couch potatoes' tend to be TV-energy hogs" by Kathiann Kowalski.

In the informational text, “Couch potatoes’ tend to be TV-energy hogs,” Kathiann Kowalski discusses how much energy people who watch a lot of television use.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Man vs. Nature and Technology, Progress & Industry as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Who's in control: man or nature?" and "What are the costs and benefits of technology?"

Ways to support your child: