by Linda Pastan


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 "It Is Raining on the House of Anne Frank" by Linda Pastan.

In Linda Pastan’s “It Is Raining on the House of Anne Frank,” the speaker contrasts the suffering of tourists visiting the Anne Frank house with the suffering of the house’s inhabitants during the Holocaust.

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

"What can we learn from tragedy?" and "What makes a hero?"

Ways to support your child: