by Jieun Baek

2018

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 "For a North Korean refugee raising her kids in the UK, the past is never far" by Jieun Baek.

In the informational text “For a North Korean refugee raising her kids in the UK, the past is never far,” Jieun Baek discusses how Jihyun Park helps her children understand her past experiences in North Korea.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Comedy & Tragedy and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What can we learn from tragedy?" and "How does a person overcome adversity?"

Ways to support your child: