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by Jennifer Owings Dewey


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 "Walking for My Life" by Jennifer Owings Dewey.

In Jennifer Owings Dewey’s short story “Walking for My Life,” a narrator must walk through the desert after their car is damaged.  

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fear & Paranoia and Man vs. Nature as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How does fear drive action?" and "Who's in control: man or nature?"

Ways to support your child: