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 Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain.
Told in the vernacular and framed as a story within a story, this text was Twain’s first big success and brought him national fame. In the tale, a narrator attempts to do a friend a favor - and gets swindled into hearing a rambling and ridiculous story.
As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Comedy & Tragedy as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :
"What can we learn from comedy?"
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this short story at home:
- What was "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" About
- What did you learn about?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: