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by William Blake

1794

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 Poison Tree" by William Blake.

In “A Poison Tree,” a speaker allows their hatred and anger to grow, like a poisonous tree.

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

"Is revenge ever justified?" and "What is a friend?"

Ways to support your child: