by Nathaniel Hawthorne 1832

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 Wives of the Dead" by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

In this short story, two women receive shocking visits in the night as they grieve over the deaths of their husbands.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Death as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"How do people face death?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this short story at home:
    • What was "The Wives of the Dead" about?
    • What did you learn about Death?
  • Watch Wives of the Dead Audio Book at home with your child.