by Christine Henderson 2018

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 Secret Code" by Christine Henderson.

In the story "A Secret Code," a girl learns to be proud of her family at her school's Open House.

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

"What is a friend?" and "How does a person overcome adversity?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this fiction - general at home:
    • What was "A Secret Code" about?
    • What did you learn about Friendship & Family?
    • What did you learn about Resilience & Success?
  • Watch 100 ASL Signs in 5 Minutes! at home with your child.