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by Shel Silverstein


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 "Growing Down" by Shel Silverstein.

In Shel Silverstein's poem "Growing Down," a speaker encourages a grown up in their town to try "growing down."

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Growing Up as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"Why should we value our youth?"

Ways to support your child: