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quality=75&auto=webp&disable=upscale"/We ask students, “Have You Ever Felt Pressured by Family or Others in Making an Important Decision About Your Future?
Do You Find It Easier to Make New Friends Online or in Person?
What Does the World Need to Know About an Important Person in Your Life?
This time, however, we’re making a list to help your students more easily connect the literature they’re reading to the world around them — and to help teachers find great works of nonfiction that can echo common literary themes.
Below, we’ve chosen the best prompts — those that ask the most relevant questions and link to the richest Times materials — from our Student Opinion collection that address every stage of life, from coming-of-age and wrestling with one’s identity to understanding one’s role in a family; making friends; getting an education; falling in love; working; and experiencing old age.
What Are Your Expectations About Earning, Saving and Spending Money?
Do You Perform Better When You’re Competing or When You’re Collaborating?
We hope they can provide jumping-off points for discussion and writing, and inspiration for further reading.
Most teachers know that our Student Opinion questions are free and outside The Times’s digital subscription service, but what you may not realize is that if you access the Times articles we link to from those questions via our site, the articles are also free.