The paired texts in the October 2018 issue of Scope are sure to spark some lively classroom discussions. Two nonfiction texts—“Are Phones Making Us Zombies?” and “Should Your Parents Control Your Phone?”—explore the problem of excessive screen time and what can be done about it. After reading both articles, explore the resources below to continue the conversation about our relationships with smartphones.
Post these questions in your classroom for students to refer to as they explore the resources:
- How do smartphones shape the way we live?
- What does it mean to have a healthy relationship with technology?
- Whose responsibility is it to make sure kids have a healthy relationship with technology?