by Gary Soto 1986

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 Jacket" by Gary Soto.

In "The Jacket," Gary Soto reflects on an "ugly" jacket he wore as a kid and what it meant to him.

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

"How do we define beauty?", "What makes you who you are?", and "Does money buy happiness?"

Ways to support your child: