by Cynthia Rylant 1985

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 "Shells" by Cynthia Rylant.

In "Shells," a young boy faces a new life living with his aunt.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Death, Friendship & Family, and Loneliness & Isolation as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How do people face death?", "What makes a family?", and "What does it mean to feel alone?"

Ways to support your child: