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by Linda Pastan

1988

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 "To a Daughter Leaving Home" by Linda Pastan.

In Linda Pastan’s poem “To a Daughter Leaving Home,” a mother describes watching her daughter ride away on her bike.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Growing Up and Love as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What does it mean to be grown up?" and "How are we changed by love?"

Ways to support your child: