Read for at least twenty to thirty minutes. When you are done, think about what you have read.
What has your character had to leave behind in the journey of his or her story? What real, tangible things, what relationships, what emotional experiences? Which ones were they sorry to leave? Which ones were they glad to leave behind? Why would the character feel this way?
Write or discuss your response.
For Pre-readers: While reading together, stop at an appropriate part of the story and ask what the character has to let go of in order to proceed with the story. At the end, ask how things have changed for the main character. Discuss the child’s answers.