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by Mark Twain

1905

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 "Eve's Diary" by Mark Twain.

This short story by American author Mark Twain (1835-1910) is a parody of the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Christian Old Testament. It is a spin-off of his other work "Extracts from Adam's Diary." In this piece Twain gives us the perspective of Eve--contrastingly self-assured and full of childlike wonder.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Comedy & Tragedy and Men & Women as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How do we define the roles of men and women?" and "What can we learn from comedy?"

Ways to support your child: