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by Alan King

2017

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 "What My Father Said" by Alan King .

In Alan King’s poem “What My Father Said,” a boy wants to play with his friends but his father puts him to work.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Friendship & Family and Social Pressure as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What are the effects of following the crowd?" and "What makes a family?"

Ways to support your child: