by Shel Silverstein 2002

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 Long-Haired Boy" by Shel Silverstein.

In "The Long-Haired Boy," a long-haired boy is bullied and flies away.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Identity, Resilience & Success, and Social Pressure as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What makes you who you are?", "How does a person overcome adversity?", and "Why do people follow the crowd?"

Ways to support your child: