by Eric Deggans

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 "Learning How To Code-Switch: Humbling, But Necessary" by Eric Deggans.

In “Learning How To Code-Switch: Humbling, But Necessary,” Eric Deggans discusses how cultural identity shapes the communication style a person uses.

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

"What are the effects of prejudice?", "Why do people follow the crowd?", and "Can you change your identity?"

Ways to support your child: