Characters, What Kind of a Relationship do You Call This? Reading Response Exercise #84


Read for at least twenty to thirty minutes.


Choose two characters from the story. Make sure they know each other.


Evaluate their relationship. Is it good or bad? Healthy or unhealthy? Close or distant? What do they think about each other? How does this impact the story?


Discuss your responses with your reading partners or share as a comment here. Please remember if you share here to include the title of the book and its author. Your “response” could prove intriguing enough that someone else would like to read the book as well.

Preschool Literacy


Enjoy a picture book with your preschooler.


Select two characters who interacted in the story and ask, “What do you think about the way these two treated each other?”

Other good questions could include:

  • Do you think they are friends? Why or why not?
  • Who would you like to have for a friend? Why did you choose this character?


Enjoy having a literary discussion with your preschooler!