by Mark Twain


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 Roughing It: Lost in the Snow" by Mark Twain.

In Mark Twain’s “Excerpt from Roughing It: Lost in the Snow,” a speaker and his companions struggle to reach their destination in the snow.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America, Fear & Paranoia, and Man vs. Nature as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How does fear drive action?", "Who's in control: man or nature?", and "What makes America unique?"

Ways to support your child: