Parent Guide > The Yellow Wallpaper
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.
"How do we define the roles of men and women?" and "What does it mean to feel alone?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this short story at home:
- What was "The Yellow Wallpaper" about?
- What did you learn about Gender Roles?
- What did you learn about Loneliness & Isolation?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: