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 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 makes you who you are?", "Can we control our fate?", and "What makes a family?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this poem at home:
    • What was "Knock Knock" about?
    • What did you learn about Fate & Free Will?
    • What did you learn about Friendship & Family?
    • What did you learn about Identity?
    • What did you learn about Prejudice & Discrimination?
  • Watch Knock Knock at home with your child.