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by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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 "My Lost Youth" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was an American poet and educator. In his poem “My Lost Youth,” the narrator reflects upon his boyhood near the sea, recalling it with nostalgia and painting a picture of beauty.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Growing Up as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"Why should we value our youth?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this poem at home:
  • Watch My Lost Youth at home with your child.