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by Bruce Bower


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 Bright Side of Sadness" by Bruce Bower.

In this article from Science News, author Bruce Bower explores the results of several recent studies suggesting that feelings of sadness can be beneficial in different aspects of everyday life.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Beauty & Happiness and Comedy & Tragedy as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What can we learn from tragedy?" and "How can we achieve happiness?"

Ways to support your child: