by Siegfried Sassoon 1918

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 "Dreamers" by Siegfried Sassoon.

Siegfried Loraine Sassoon (1886-1967) was an English writer, poet, and soldier. "Dreamers," a poem about the dark side of war and its impact on soldiers, was likely inspired by Sassoon's own experiences in World War I.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of War & Peace as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"How are we changed by war?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this poem at home:
    • What was "Dreamers" about?
    • What did you learn about War & Peace?