Month: June 2020

  • Parent Guide: Dreams

    Parent Guide: Dreams

    This week in class, we’re reading “Dreams” by Langston Hughes. In the poem “Dreams,” Langston Hughes uses metaphors to describe what life would be like without dreams. As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Beauty & Happiness as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question : “How can […]

  • Parent Guide: Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push

    Parent Guide: Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push

    This week in class, we’re reading “Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push” by Walter Dean Myers. In Walter Dean Myers’ short story “Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push,” a boy must change his approach to basketball when he loses the ability to walk. As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Friendship & Family and Resilience […]

  • Parent Guide: The Scottsboro Boys

    Parent Guide: The Scottsboro Boys

    This week in class, we’re reading “The Scottsboro Boys” by Jessica McBirney. In “The Scottsboro Boys,” Jessica McBirney discusses the historic event in which nine black boys were wrongfully accused and convicted of assault. As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Justice, Freedom & Equality, Prejudice & Discrimination, and Social Change & Revolution as they relate […]