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 "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift.
In this famous work of satire, Jonathan Swift proposes a ridiculous and immoral strategy to deal with with overcrowding, overpopulation, and poverty in Ireland.
"What is fair?" and "What can we learn from comedy?"
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this piece of satire at home:
- Watch “A Modest Proposal” illustration by Peter Kuper (Image) at home with your child.