Reading Response Exercise #28: Extend and Connect–Why’d You Choose that Book?

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

Now consider the following questions:

  • Why did you select the book you are reading?
  • What do you expect out of the story?
  • Are your expectations being met?
  • Is the story even better than you expected or somewhat disappointing?
  • Why?

Write down or discuss your response.

For Pre-readers: Let your pre-reader select the story-time book. Ask her why she chose the book she did and what she expects the story to be about.

When you are done reading, discuss how he liked the story. Ask him if anything surprised or disappointed him? Ask why?