Parent Guide: The Monkey’s Paw

This week in class, we’re reading “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs.

In “The Monkey’s Paw,” a man ignores the warnings of an old friend and makes a wish that brings misery upon his family.

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

“How do people face death?” and “Can we control our fate?”

Ways to support your child:

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Parent Guide: Two Kinds

This week in class, we’re reading “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan.

In “Two Kinds,” a woman reminisces about the misunderstandings and conflicts that contributed to her challenging relationship with her mother.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Friendship & Family, Growing Up, and Identity as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

“What makes a family?”, “What does it mean to be grown up?”, and “What makes you who you are?”

Ways to support your child:

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Parent Guide: The Lottery

This week in class, we’re reading “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson.

In Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery,” an entire town participates in a ritual that turns surprisingly sinister.

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

“What is fair?”, “What are the effects of following the crowd?”, and “Why do people do bad things?”

Ways to support your child:

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