by Hayes Davis 2016

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 "Inundated" by Hayes Davis.

In Hayes Davis' poem "Inundated," a speaker describes a man's experience in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

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

"How does a person overcome adversity?", "What makes you who you are?", and "How does prejudice emerge?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this poem at home:
    • What was "Inundated" about?
    • What did you learn about Identity?
    • What did you learn about Prejudice & Discrimination?
    • What did you learn about Resilience & Success?
  • Watch “Inundated” A Daily Mug Poem at home with your child.