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by Shel Silverstein

2011

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 "Masks" by Shel Silverstein.

This short but profound poem deals with the experience of hiding one’s identity.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Community, Friendship & Family, and Identity as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Can you change your identity?", "What is the importance of community?", and "What is a friend?"

Ways to support your child: