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by Shelby Ostergaard


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 "The New Painkiller Epidemic" by Shelby Ostergaard.

In the informational text “The New Painkiller Epidemic,” Shelby Ostergaard discusses the spike in painkiller use, as well as the causes for this epidemic.

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

"What are the costs and benefits of technology?" and "How does power corrupt?"

Ways to support your child: