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by Jennifer Owings Dewey

2003

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 Smell of Rain " by Jennifer Owings Dewey.

In Jennifer Owings Dewey’s story “The Smell of Rain,” a narrator claims to be able to smell rain before it comes. 

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

"Who's in control: man or nature?" and "How do we understand the world around us?"

Ways to support your child: