Reading Response Exercise #20 Setting—World Building

Read for at least twenty to thirty minutes. When you are done, think about what you have read.

Writers of fiction, even of contemporary, modern-day fiction, create make-believe worlds and place their characters in them. How does the author of your text make his or her story seem like it takes place in a real world?

Quote some words or phrases from the text that show how this author did this.

Write down or discuss your response.

Are you working with a preschooler? Ask the child to tell you if the world of the story feels real or not. Ask the child to tell you why he or she gave a particular answer.