Sympathizing with Characters: Reading Response Exercise #53

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

Write about or discuss a time in your story that made you feel sorry for a particular character. Include:

  • Who the character is.
  • What happened to this character?
  • Why you felt sorry for him or her.

When done, share your responses with your reading partners.

Preschool Literacy:

Read aloud to your preschooler/s. When done ask, “Who do you feel sorry for in this story?

Discuss why your child or children feels sorry for the character. Guide them to consider whether there was any new hope for him or her by the end of the story.