by Shelby Ostergaard

2017

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 "Someone Might Be Watching — An Introduction to Dystopian Fiction" by Shelby Ostergaard.

In the informational text “Someone Might Be Watching — An Introduction to Dystopian Fiction,” Shelby Ostergaard discusses the characteristics of dystopian fiction and how the genre comments on society.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fate & Free Will, Fear & Paranoia, and Technology, Progress & Industry as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What are the costs and benefits of technology?", "How can fear be used to manipulate?", "What should the future look like?", and "Can we control our fate?"

Ways to support your child: