Read for at least twenty to thirty minutes.
Think about what you have read.
Imagine your protagonist is a newspaper advice columnist. Write a letter from someone requesting advice then write your character/columnist’s response. The advice given should reflect the protagonist’s values and experiences in the novel so far. How does your “advice” do so?
Share and discuss your responses with your reading partners.
Read a picture book with your preschooler.
Mid-three-quarters of the way through, stop and ask your preschooler what kinds of problems the main character is having and how he or she would solve them.
Have a good conversation about your child’s ideas then finish enjoying the story together.