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by President Theodore Roosevelt


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 Man in the Arena" by President Theodore Roosevelt.

This excerpt, which preaches persistence and proactivity, comes from a speech given by former President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt in 1910.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Resilience & Success as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"Why do people succeed?"

Ways to support your child: