by Yesenia Montilla 2017

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 "Maps" by Yesenia Montilla.

In Yesenia Montilla's poem "Maps," a speaker describes maps and how borders divide the world.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Comedy & Tragedy, Identity, and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How does a person overcome adversity?", "What can we learn from tragedy?", and "What makes you who you are?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this poem at home:
    • What was "Maps" about?
    • What did you learn about Comedy & Tragedy?
    • What did you learn about Identity?
    • What did you learn about Resilience & Success?
  • Watch Why all world maps are wrong at home with your child.