Narrative Writing Assessment

Secret Messages

Work Time

Staying with your small group, read “Secret Messages in the Digital Age.”

Note passages that stand out to you as surprising, confusing, or intriguing.

After your first read-though, reflect on the questions below.

  • Why does Thompson compare modern teenagers to ancient Greek spies?
  • What is “youth steganography” and why does the author suggest it is a positive development? Do you agree?
  • Can you think of a time when you have sent a digital “secret message”? Describe the message and whether it was received as you intended.
  • What similar points are the two articles you have read in this lesson making? Sum up your answer in a few sentences.

Open Notebook

When you finish, discuss your answers with your small group members.