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by Jessica McBirney

2017

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 "How the News Media Works" by Jessica McBirney.

In the information text “How the News Media Works,” Jessica McBirney discusses how we receive information about events around the world and the controversy surrounding it.

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

"How has America changed over time?", "What are the costs and benefits of technology?", and "How do we understand the world around us?"

Ways to support your child: