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by Daniel Beaty


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 "Dance Mama Dance" by Daniel Beaty.

In Daniel Beaty’s poem “Dance Mama Dance,” the speaker discusses his single mother and how he wishes she would dance.

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

"How are we changed by love?" and "How does a person overcome adversity?"

Ways to support your child: