by Mary E. Glucksman

2016

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 "Disaster on the East River: When the General Slocum Caught Fire" by Mary E. Glucksman .

In the informational text “Disaster on the East River: When the General Slocum Caught Fire,” Mary E. Glucksman discusses how Mary McCann’s saved twenty people.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Honor & Courage as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What does it mean to be brave?" and "What makes a hero?"

Ways to support your child: