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by H.G. Wells

1897

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 Star" by H.G. Wells.

In this short story by English science fiction author Herbert George Wells, the people of Earth witness the birth of a new “star” and the destruction that follows this phenomenon.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Comedy & Tragedy 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 "What can we learn from tragedy?"

Ways to support your child: