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 "On Being Brought from Africa to America " by Phillis Wheatley.
In this rhyme- and rhythm-rich poem, Phillis Wheatley describes being brought to America from Africa and its influence on her religious beliefs.
"How has America changed over time?", "What are the effects of prejudice?", and "What makes you who you are?"
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this poem at home:
- Watch Phillis Wheatley Clip from Series 'Great African American Authors' at home with your child.