Reading Response Exercise #19: Theme/Author Purpose–Stretch Out Your “Feelers”

Read for at least twenty to thirty minutes. When you are done, reflect on what you’ve read.

How do you think the author of your text felt as he or she wrote what you read? What was the author’s goal in writing the way she did? What words and phrases did he use that led you to believe this?

Write down then talk about your response.

For parents and teachers of preschoolers, read the book aloud and ask the child (or children) the first question of the reading exercise. Discuss your answers.