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by Robin A. Zimmerman

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 "Jewel Bird" by Robin A. Zimmerman.

In the informational text “Jewel Bird,” Robin A. Zimmerman discusses the resplendent quetzal, a bird that had special significance to the Aztec and Maya.

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

"Who's in control: man or nature?" and "How do we define beauty?"

Ways to support your child: