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by Ruth Spencer Johnson


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 "Bound for a New Life" by Ruth Spencer Johnson.

In Ruth Spencer Johnson’s short story, “Bound for a New Life,” two children work in an English colony in America known as Jamestown.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America and Justice, Freedom & Equality as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How has America changed over time?" and "What is fair?"

Ways to support your child: