Parent Guide: He-y, Come on Ou-t!

This week in class, we’re reading “He-y, Come on Ou-t!” by Shinichi Hoshi (translated by Stanleigh Jones).

“He-y, Come on Ou-t!” is an allegory about the consequences of environmental destruction, in which a town discovers a mysterious hole that seems to be the perfect solution to their trash problems.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Man vs. Nature and Technology, Progress & Industry as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

“How do we view nature?”, “Who’s in control: man or nature?”, and “What should the future look like?”

Ways to support your child:

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Parent Guide: The Scarlet Ribbon

This week in class, we’re reading “The Scarlet Ribbon” by Emily Hoffman.

The Scarlet Ribbon” explores how difficult it is to keep people away from what brings them joy.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Beauty & HappinessFate & Free Will, and Love as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

“Can we control our fate?”, “How are we changed by love?”, and “How can we achieve happiness?”

Ways to support your child:

 

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Parent Guide: Identity

This week in class, we’re reading “Identity” by Julio Noboa.

In Julio Noboa’s poem “Identity,” a speaker explains why they would choose to be a weed over a flower.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Beauty & Happiness, Identity, and Social Pressure as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

“Why do people follow the crowd?”, “What makes you who you are?”, and “How can we achieve happiness?”

Ways to support your child:

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Parent Guide: The Rose that Grew from Concrete

This week in class, we’re reading “The Rose That Grew from Concrete” by Tupac Shakur.

In Tupac Shakur’s “The Rose That Grew from Concrete,” the speaker describes a flower that grew in an unlikely place.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fate & Free Will and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

“How does a person overcome adversity?” and “Can we control our fate?”

Ways to support your child:

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Parent Guide: Herd Behavior

This week in class, we’re reading “Herd Behavior” by CommonLit Staff.

“Herd Behavior” describes how individuals change when they are part of a crowd.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Social Pressure as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

“Why do people follow the crowd?”

Ways to support your child:

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