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by Billy Collins

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 "On Turning Ten" by Billy Collins.

Billy Collins (b. 1941) is an award-winning American poet who writes about everyday occurrences to express the deeper meaning of life. In this poem, the speaker reflects on his youth with longing.

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?"

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