Read for at least twenty to thirty minutes. When you are done, think about what you have read.
Fill in the blanks in the following sentence: As I read, I started to think about _________ when __________ (whatever was happening in your reading).
Then explain what it was about what you read that made you think about whatever it was you filled in your first blank. How does the thinking prompted by the text relate to or detract from what you have read?
Write or talk about your response.
For preschoolers, discuss with the child what the reading you shared made him or her think about.