Middle school teachers know that students are at their best when interested, engaged, and stimulated by a topic. I've found my students to be positively rabid and practically exploding with opinions and insight on the topic of parenting styles.
For this assignment, students will close read Amy Chua's infamous article, "Why Chinese Mothers are Superior," develop a claim as to which parenting style is best, and write an argument to support that claim.
This assignment includes essential vocabulary (tier 2), a think/pair/share activity, close reading (text coding and annotation), as well as pre-writing and drafting support. Model paragraphs and research links are provided as well.