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by Jimmy Santiago Baca


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 "Immigrants in Our Own Land" by Jimmy Santiago Baca.

In the poem “Immigrants in Our Own Land,” the speaker dreams of a better life but encounters a disappointing reality instead.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Education & Knowledge and Fate & Free Will as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What is the goal of education?" and "Can we control our fate?"

Ways to support your child: