by Thomas Hardy


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 "Excerpt from Far From the Madding Crowd" by Thomas Hardy.

In this excerpt from Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd, a farmer named Bathsheba becomes the center of attention at the market.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Beauty & Happiness, Identity, 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?", "What makes you who you are?", and "How do we define beauty?"

Ways to support your child: