This week in class, we’re reading “The Man in the Well” by Ira Sher.
Ira Sher is a contemporary author who writes short fiction. In this story, a man in a vulnerable position asks a group of children for help.
As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Morality and Power & Greed as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :
“Why do people do bad things?” and “How does power corrupt?”
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this short story at home:
- What was “The Man in the Well” about?
- What did you learn about? About Power & Greed?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: