Reading Response Exercise #21: Comprehension and Prediction

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

Do you wonder what will happen next in your reading? Why? What has the author done with the plot or characters that makes you want to know more? Given what you already know about the story, what do you think will happen next? What has happened in the story to lead you to expect this?

Write or discuss your response.

For Pre-readers: Read the story at least halfway through then stop. Ask your pre-reader for their response to this week’s questions. Discuss their ideas. And don’t forget to ask them what they think will happen next. When done predicting, finish the story. Have fun together!