Plots and Endings: Reading Response Exercise #52

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

What is happening now in your story? If you were the author, how would you end this story? Why?

Write down your responses or discuss them with your reading partners.

For pre-readers, read a picture book to your child. About two-thirds of the way through, stop reading and ask how he or she would end the story. Discuss his or her ideas before finishing the book.