Reading Response Exercise #70: Getting Moody


Read for at least twenty to thirty minutes.

Reflect & Write

Think about what you have read.

  • Does the story arouse any particular feelings in you?
  • Does the story make you think about what its like to feel that way?
  • How did the author do this?
  • What elements of the setting contribute to this feeling?
  • What aspects of the characters and their experiences contribute to this feeling?
  • What other characteristics of the writing contribute to this feeling?

Write/Discuss: your responses with your reading partners.

Preschool Literacy:

Read: a picture book with your preschooler.

Ask: When you are done, ask your child, “How did this make you feel?”

Discuss: Follow up by discussing what it was in the story that made him or her feel this way.