Parent Guide > Morning in the Burned House
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 "Morning in the Burned House" by Margaret Atwood.
Margaret Atwood (born 1939) is an award winning Canadian poet, novelist, and literary critic. In "Morning in the Burned House," Atwood paints a dream-like picture through her use of symbolism and metaphor, describing a speaker who imagines her childhood as a burned house.
"Why should we value our youth?", "What can we learn from tragedy?", and "What makes a family?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this poem at home:
- What was "Morning in the Burned House" about?
- What did you learn about Comedy & Tragedy?
- What did you learn about Friendship & Family?
- What did you learn about Growing Up?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: