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by Barbara J. King for NPR


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 "How Human Should A Gorilla Be?" by Barbara J. King for NPR.

The informational text “How Human should a Gorilla Be” discusses Koko, a gorilla who uses American Sign Language to communicate with humans.

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

"Who's in control: man or nature?" and "What is good and how do we know?"

Ways to support your child: