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by Jennifer Owings Dewey


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: