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:
- Ask your child about this piece of non-fiction at home:
- What was "Disaster on the East River: When the General Slocum Caught Fire" About
- What did you learn about?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: