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by Hans Christian Andersen


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 Phoenix Bird " by Hans Christian Andersen.

In the short story, “The Phoenix Bird,” Hans Christian Andersen discusses the origins and influence of the mythical Phoenix.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Beauty & Happiness and Fate & Free Will as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Can we control our fate?" and "How do we define beauty?"

Ways to support your child: