by Emily Dickinson 1862

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 "Her sweet Weight on my Heart a Night" by Emily Dickinson.

In Emily Dickinson's poem "Her sweet Weight on my Heart a Night," a speaker reflects on a dream.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Loneliness & Isolation and Love as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What does it mean to feel alone?" and "How does love emerge?"

Ways to support your child: