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by Jessica McBirney


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 Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island" by Jessica McBirney.

In the informational text “The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island,” Jessica McBirney shares the story of the woman who was left alone on San Nicolas Island for 18 years.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Loneliness & Isolation, Man vs. Nature, and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Who's in control: man or nature?", "How does a person overcome adversity?", and "What does it mean to feel alone?"

Ways to support your child: