by E. M. Forster 1909

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 Machine Stops" by E. M. Forster.

In "The Machine Stops," E.M. Forster offers a chilling warning about becoming overly dependent on technology. 

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Loneliness & Isolation and Technology, Progress & Industry as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What should the future look like?" and "What does it mean to feel alone?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this science fiction at home:
    • What was "The Machine Stops" about?
    • What did you learn about Loneliness & Isolation?
    • What did you learn about Technology, Progress & Industry?
  • Watch AudioBook: Recording of 'The Machine Stops' at home with your child.