by Robert Browning 1842

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 Pied Piper of Hamelin" by Robert Browning.

In "The Pied Piper of Hamelin," a town suffers the consequences of breaking their promise to an odd stranger.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Comedy & Tragedy, Power & Greed, and Revenge & Betrayal as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Is revenge ever justified?", "What can we learn from tragedy?", "How does power corrupt?", and "What drives a person to betray?"

Ways to support your child: