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by Teri Ellen Cross Davis


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 "Mercy" by Teri Ellen Cross Davis.

In the poem “Mercy,” a speaker describes their memories of tragic experiences in hospitals.

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

"How do people face death?" and "What can we learn from tragedy?"

Ways to support your child: