by Emily Dickinson


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 "“Hope” is the thing with feathers - (254)" by Emily Dickinson.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was a poet who wrote many poems that dealt with death. In this symbolism-filled poem, ““Hope” is the thing with feathers,” Dickinson symbolizes hope as a bird that prevails in a storm.

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

"How does a person overcome adversity?" and "How do we view nature?"

Ways to support your child: