Reading Response #37: Problems + Problems = Plot

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

  • What kinds of problems or conflicts are occurring in your reading?
  • Are they being resolved?
  • If they are being resolved, how are these problems being solved?
  • If they are not being resolved what stands in the way of solving them?
  • How do you think the author will get them solved by the end of the book?

Write or discuss your response.

For Pre-readers: Enjoy a story together. As problems develop for the main characters, stop a moment and discuss them with your child. Ask how your child thinks the problem may be solved? When you’ve finished reading, talk about how the author resolved the story and how the author’s resolution was different or the same as that the two of you imagined.