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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 "Extracts from Adam's Diary" by Mark Twain.

In this comical take on the biblical creation story, American author and humorist Mark Twain (1835-1910) writes from the perspective of Adam as he struggles to comprehend the new, perplexing world around him.

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: