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by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

1892

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 Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

“The Yellow Wallpaper” is a groundbreaking short story from 1892 told through journal entries that chronicles a woman’s struggle in dealing with male physicians who will not take her illness seriously.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Loneliness & Isolation and Men & Women as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How do we define the roles of men and women?" and "What does it mean to feel alone?"

Ways to support your child: