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by Maude Barrows Dutton


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 "The Poor Man and the Flask of Oil " by Maude Barrows Dutton .

In Maude Barrows Dutton’s retelling of the folktale “The Poor Man and the Flask of Oil,” a poor man receives a gift of oil from his neighbor.

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

"Can we control our fate?" and "How can we achieve happiness?"

Ways to support your child: