by Mark Twain

1865

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: