Read for at least twenty to thirty minutes. When you are done, think about what you have read.
What is the author is trying to say about life and living through this story so far? What evidence do you have for your thinking? Knowing what you already know about your reading, how do you think the author will bring the tale to its end?
Write or discuss your response.
For Pre-readers: Enjoy a story together. Ask your pre-reader what she thinks the main character might have learned through the story. Ask him how the character learned whatever was learned.