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by Cynthia Rylant


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 "Stray" by Cynthia Rylant.

A young girl finds a stray dog and wants it for a pet, but her parents are resistant.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Friendship & Family as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What is a friend?" and "What makes a family?"

Ways to support your child: