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by Alan King


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 Listener" by Alan King.

In Alan King's poem "The Listener," the speaker hears someone laugh and is reminded of his deceased aunt.   

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Death and Friendship & Family as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How do people face death?" and "What makes a family?"

Ways to support your child: