Read for at least twenty to thirty minutes.
Think about what you have read. What did you encounter that you found surprising? Why was it surprising?
If you did not encounter anything surprising, what do you think were the author’s intentions in writing what you read in this manner?
Write or discuss your responses with your reading partners.
Enjoy a picture book with your preschooler.
When you get done reading it, ask her if anything in the story surprised her. (If she says nothing surprised her, ask her how she liked the ending.
Discuss his response. Enjoy book talking with your preschooler.