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by Shel Silverstein

2011

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 "Underface" by Shel Silverstein.

In Shel Silverstein’s poem “Underface,” a speaker describes the face they show to the world and the one that hides underneath.

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

"Can you change your identity?", "What does it mean to feel alone?", and "How can we achieve happiness?"

Ways to support your child: