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by O. Henry

1903

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 Retrieved Reformation" by O. Henry.

O. Henry was a famous American short story writer known for his twist endings. In “A Retrieved Reformation,” a notorious bank robber and lock-picker marries a prominent woman and tries to escape his past.

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

"Can you change your identity?" and "What is good and how do we know?"

Ways to support your child: