by Tovia Smith

2013

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 "Putting Good Deeds In Headlines May Not Be So Good" by Tovia Smith.

In her op-ed, "Putting Good Deeds in Headlines May Not Be So Good," Tovia Smith argues that when the media celebrates do-gooders, it creates the idea that the norm is that most people wouldn't do the right thing. This article is a great exercise in argument and supporting argument.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Morality as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"What is good and how do we know?"

Ways to support your child: