March 31,  2015


In class we will begin an essay and work on that for the rest of the week.  The readings are in the March issue of Scope Magazine (the one with the brain on the cover).  No homework due to the school play and vacation.






1.    Read the paired texts: “Toys of Terror” (Informational Text) by Lauren Tarshis and “Popular Magnets Banned Forever” (Essay) by Kristin Lewis.

2.  Write an open ended response answering the prompt below:




 In a well-organized three paragraph essay, explain three challenges the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) faces in making sure all toys are safe.  Use details and textual evidence from both texts in your response.