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by Charlotte Perkins Gilman


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 Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

“The Yellow Wallpaper” is a groundbreaking short story from 1892 told through journal entries that chronicles a woman’s struggle in dealing with male physicians who will not take her illness seriously.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Loneliness & Isolation and Men & Women as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How do we define the roles of men and women?" and "What does it mean to feel alone?"

Ways to support your child: