by Oscar Wilde 1888

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 Selfish Giant" by Oscar Wilde.

A selfish giant's interaction with a special child inspires him to become generous.

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

"How are we changed by love?", "Who's in control: humanity or nature?", and "What is a friend?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this folktale at home:
    • What was "The Selfish Giant" about?
    • What did you learn about Friendship & Family?
    • What did you learn about Human vs. Nature?
    • What did you learn about Love?
  • Watch The Selfish Giant at home with your child.