by Edgar Allan Poe 1845

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 Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe.

In "The Raven," the speaker bemoans the loss of his lover and, tortured by love, steadily slips into madness.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Death and Love as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How are we changed by love?" and "How do people face death?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this poem at home:
    • What was "The Raven" about?
    • What did you learn about Death?
    • What did you learn about Love?
  • Watch The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe - Short Film at home with your child.