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by Diane Coutu


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 Resilience Works" by Diane Coutu.

In Diane Coutu’s “How Resilience Works,” Coutu discusses the three main traits of resilience and the role that resilience plays in success and survival.

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

"How does fear drive action?", "How does a person overcome adversity?", and "What can we learn from tragedy?"

Ways to support your child: