Family Tree

In Reading class we have been focusing on nonfiction: biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs.
The students have already written a poem about "where they are from."
We recently read of piece by Alex Haley, the author of Roots, entitled
"My Farthest-Back Person."
Haley's quest to find out who his ancestors were opened his eyes about  where he came from and who he was.
A family tree is a perfect way for students to learn
about where they came from. 
I hope that you get involved with your son or daughter as they
complete this assignment, and as a family discover your past.