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by Daniel Beaty

2013

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 "Knock Knock" by Daniel Beaty.

In Daniel Beaty’s poem “Knock Knock,” the speaker describes his relationship with his father and how he is impacted by his eventual absence.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Comedy & Tragedy, Fate & Free Will, Friendship & Family, Identity, and Prejudice & Discrimination as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What are the effects of prejudice?", "What can we learn from tragedy?", "What makes you who you are?", "Can we control our fate?", and "What makes a family?"

Ways to support your child: