by Deirdre Clemente

2018

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 "Serena Williams' catsuit controversy evokes the battle over women wearing shorts" by Deirdre Clemente.

In the informational text “Serena Williams’ catsuit controversy evokes the battle over women wearing shorts,” Deidre Clemente discusses how people have been critical of women’s athletic wear throughout history.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Men & Women, Prejudice & Discrimination, and Social Change & Revolution as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How do we define the roles of men and women?", "How does prejudice emerge?", and "How do people create change?"

Ways to support your child: