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by Thomas Pool

2021

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 Night Oak Street Burned Down" by Thomas Pool.

In "The Night Oak Street Burned Down," a suburban neighborhood struggles to accept their new neighbors from a different planet.

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

"How does fear drive action?", "What are the effects of prejudice?", and "What are the effects of following the crowd?"

Ways to support your child: