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by Sarah Van Arsdale

1988

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 "Most Valuable Player" by Sarah Van Arsdale.

In Sarah Van Arsdale's poem "Most Valuable Player," a speaker describes what it would be like to have a trophy.

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

"Why should we value our youth?", "Why do people succeed?", and "How can we achieve happiness?"

Ways to support your child: