by The Onion Staff


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: