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by Maurine V. Eleder

2015

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 "Black Blizzard" by Maurine V. Eleder.

In Maurine V. Eleder’s short story “Black Blizzard,” a girl braves a dust storm to help bring her horse to safety.

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

"Who's in control: man or nature?", "How does a person overcome adversity?", and "What does it mean to be brave?"

Ways to support your child: