by The Onion Staff

2008

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 "Wealthy Teen Nearly Experiences Consequences" by The Onion Staff.

In this humorous article from the satirical news site The Onion, a wealthy teenager uses his wealth and connections to escape charges for causing a terrible drunk driving accident.

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

"What can we learn from comedy?" and "How does power corrupt?"

Ways to support your child: