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by Nathaniel Hawthorne

1851

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 Golden Touch" by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

This text is Hawthorne's retelling of the classic myth of King Midas, whose greedy wish for a “golden touch” ends up taking away what is most valuable to him. 

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Power & Greed as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"Does money buy happiness?"

Ways to support your child: