by Margaret Atwood 1995

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.

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

"Why should we value our youth?", "What can we learn from tragedy?", and "What makes a family?"

Ways to support your child: