by Kate Chopin 1899

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 "Excerpts from "The Awakening"" by Kate Chopin.

In these excerpts from Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening, Edna Pontellier struggles with what is expected of her as a mother, a wife, and a woman.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Gender Roles and Prejudice & Discrimination 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 are the effects of prejudice?"

Ways to support your child: