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by Shelby Ostergaard


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 "Jesse Owens " by Shelby Ostergaard.

In the informational text “Jesse Owens,” Shelby Ostergaard discusses Jesse Owens’ win at the Summer Olympics in 1936, in front of Adolf Hitler.

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

"What are the effects of prejudice?", "How does a person overcome adversity?", and "What makes a hero?"

Ways to support your child: