by Malcolm Ritter


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 "Experts Link Teen Brains' Immaturity, Juvenile Crime" by Malcolm Ritter.

In the informational text “Experts Link Teen Brains’ Immaturity, Juvenile Crime” Malcolm Ritter discusses how the development of the teenage brain could contribute to criminal actions.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Growing Up, Justice, Freedom & Equality, and Morality as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What does it mean to be grown up?", "Why do people do bad things?", and "What is fair?"

Ways to support your child: