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 "Verses Written by a Young Lady, on Women Born to Be Controll'd!" by Anonymous.
Written anonymously (though by a female poet, if the title is true; women often signed writing as anonymous in order for it to be published), this poem laments the position of women as was then conceived natural: subservient to men.
As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Men & Women as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :
"How do we define the roles of men and women?"
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this poem at home:
- What was "Verses Written by a Young Lady, on Women Born to Be Controll'd!" About
- What did you learn about?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: