by Louise Erdrich 2009

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 Leap" by Louise Erdrich.

In Louise Erdrich's short story "The Leap," a narrator describes the life and important experiences of their mother, a retired trapeze performer.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fate & Free Will, Identity, and Love as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How are we changed by love?", "What makes you who you are?", and "Can we control our fate?"

Ways to support your child: