Reading Response Exercise #42: Summer Getaway

School is out and its time to kick back and relax. Right? Right.

However, just because there is no longer any required reading, there is no reason for your family to stop reading over the summer. It is important for students to read in the summer to maintain, and maybe even elevate their reading levels in readiness for the next school year. In keeping with this, I will continue to post Reading Response Exercises over the summer. Perhaps they could serve as conversation starters at the dinner table, or your student can create his own book blog and use the questions to inspire posts. They can keep it light, keep it fun, but make sure reading stays number one.

Exercise #42: Summer Getaway: Read for at least twenty to thirty minutes. When you are done, think about what you have read.

We all enjoy a getaway–day trips, weekends away, family vacations… Where has your reading selection taken you?

  • What is the geography of this place like?
  • Describe the homes and buildings?
  • What are the local businesses?
  • Describe the weather?
  • What is the mood of the place, of its people?
  • What are some of the unique sights, smells, sounds, tastes, and feelings of this place?
  • Would you like to go there?
  • Why or why not?

Write or discuss your response.

For Pre-readers: Enjoy a book together and talk about the questions listed above.

P.S. If you or your student starts a book blog, send me the link as a comment. I would love to read it!

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