Influencers/Extend and Connect: Reading Response Exercise #54

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

How do the following influence your response to and understanding of the story?

  • your family
  • your home
  • your neighborhood

Write down or discuss your responses with your reading partners.

Preschool Literacy: Read a story with your preschooler. When done, ask the child how the family in the story is different from and the same as his. Ask the same question regarding the main character’s home and the neighborhood in which the story is set. How did the differences and similarities make the child feel. Discuss her observations.