by Alice Walker 1973

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 "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker.

In Alice Walker's short story "Everyday Use," a daughter comes home for a family visit with a new understanding of her heritage.

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

"Can you change your identity?" and "What makes a family?"

Ways to support your child: