Parent Guide > Learning to Read
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 to Read" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.
In "Learning to Read," a former slave describes what it was like to be prevented from obtaining an education and learning to read as an adult.
As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Education & Knowledge and Prejudice & Discrimination as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :
"What are the effects of prejudice?" and "What is the goal of education?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this poem at home:
- What was "Learning to Read" About
- What did you learn about? About Prejudice & Discrimination?
- Watch "Learning to Read" with Frances Ellen Watkins Harper's "Aunt Chloe" at home with your child.