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by John P. Curtin


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 Lonely Planet Ponders" by John P. Curtin.

In John P. Curtin’s “A Lonely Planet Ponders,” Curtin uses poetry to address nonfiction topics, such as the relationship between the rigidity of scientific principles and the perceived unpredictability of life.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Man vs. Nature as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Who's in control: man or nature?" and "How do we view nature?"

Ways to support your child: