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by Linda Pastan

1987

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 "Accidents" by Linda Pastan.

In Linda Pastan’s poem “Accidents,” a woman loses her child and contemplates the nature of tragic accidents.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Comedy & Tragedy and Loneliness & Isolation as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What can we learn from tragedy?" and "What does it mean to feel alone?"

Ways to support your child: