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by Jennifer Owings Dewey

2015

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: