Parent Guide > The Child
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 Child" by J. Patrick Lewis.
In J. Patrick Lewis' poem "The Child," a speaker describes the childhood experiences of the Civil Rights activist Sylvia Mendez.
As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Prejudice & Discrimination and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :
"What are the effects of prejudice?" and "How does a person overcome adversity?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this poem at home:
- What was "The Child" About
- What did you learn about? About Resilience & Success?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: