A Focus on Setting: Fiction Reading Response Exercise #64

Read: for at least twenty to thirty minutes.

Think: about what you have read.

Reflect: Go ahead and look back over what you have read. Make a list of words and phrases from your reading that helped you imagine what the setting was like.

Discuss: your responses with your reading partners.

Preschool Literacy:

Read: a picture book with your preschooler. Flip back through the pages when you are done.

Ask: Get out a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. Ask him or her to tell you words to describe where the story took place. Write them down in list form.

Create: Read the list back to the child pointing to the words as you say them to reinforce the one to one correspondence between written and spoke word. Then get out art materials and make a picture of where the story took place.