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 "Winged Blackmail" by Jack London.
“Winged Blackmail” is a short story by the famous American writer Jack London (1876- 1916). The story opens as Peter Winn plots to take control for personal gain. Instead, he is met with the unbridled power of fear, which takes the shape of a pigeon.
As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Fear & Paranoia as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :
"How can fear be used to manipulate?"
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this short story at home:
- What was "Winged Blackmail" About
- What did you learn about?
- Watch Monsters Are Due on Maple Street: The Twilight Zone (1960) at home with your child.