Sabrina and Cayla were working on a group project about frogs together. They needed to make a poster all about frogs. Sabrina kept bossing Cayla around and wouldn’t listen to Cayla’s ideas. Although Cayla and Sabrina were friends, Cayla was getting really mad. Cayla spent all night coloring pictures of tree frogs, but Sabrina wouldn't let her put it on the poster. How do you think Cayla felt? What could Cayla say to Sabrina? How would you help them collaborate successfully?
Many of us like the music that speaks to our particular generation. For example, people who grew up in the 1980s may especially love the music of Michael Jackson, Prince or Madonna. Young people today may prefer Cardi B, Beyonce or Bruno Mars. Write an essay that convinces others not in your generation that your music is worth listening to.
Ms. Brody is an ISS teacher at Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn, NY.