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by T.J. Resler

2021

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 "Upswing" by T.J. Resler.

In "Upswing" a star baseball player struggles to come to terms with his high school's new rating app.

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

"How does fear drive action?", "Why do people follow the crowd?", and "What are the costs and benefits of technology?"

Ways to support your child: