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by Shelley Walden


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 "The 13th" by Shelley Walden.

In "The 13th," a superstitious teenage girl attempts to restore control by reversing her bad luck.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fear & Paranoia, Human vs. Nature, and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Who's in control: humanity or nature?", "How does fear drive action?", and "How does a person overcome adversity?"

Ways to support your child: