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by Samuel Scoville, Jr.


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 Reef" by Samuel Scoville, Jr..

In this short story by American writer Samuel Scoville, Jr., a young Caribbean boy accompanied by his grandfather goes sponge diving in the reef where a tiger shark killed his father—and where he faces dangers of his own.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Friendship & Family, Man vs. Nature, and Power & Greed as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Who's in control: man or nature?", "Does money buy happiness?", and "What makes a family?"

Ways to support your child: