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by Guy de Maupassant


Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "A Dead Woman's Secret" by Guy de Maupassant.

Guy de Maupassant was a popular French writer during the 19th century and considered one of the fathers of the modern short story. In this story, a brother and sister mourn the passing of their saintly mother and uncover a shocking secret.

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

"How do people face death?" and "Can you change your identity?"

Ways to support your child: