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by Barbara Kramer


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 "Alice Coachman Jumps for the Sky" by Barbara Kramer.

In the informational text “Alice Coachman Jumps for the Sky,” Barbara Kramer discusses the Olympic athlete Alice Coachman, who became the first African American woman to win a gold medal in the Olympics.

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

"How do we define the roles of men and women?", "What are the effects of prejudice?", and "Why do people succeed?"

Ways to support your child: