Setting Detective: Reading Response Exercise #88

Read

Read for at least twenty to thirty minutes.

Reflect

Think about what you have read.

Write/Discuss

Answer the following questions:

  • In what year does your story take place?
  • In what season does your story take place?
  • Where does your story take place?
  • At what time of day does your story take place?
  • What is the mood of the portion of the story you just read?

Look over your answers, and then explain how the author communicated all this information to you. Consider:

  • Direct statements?
  • Word choice?
  • Sensory details?
  • Metaphors or similes/comparisons?
  • The plot action?

Share your conclusions with your reading partners, and appreciate the unique details of each person’s reading experience.

Preschool Literacy

Read

Enjoy a picture book with your preschooler.

Ask

When done ask the following questions:

  • When did this story take place?
  • Where did this story take place?
  • Would you like to visit the world of this story?
  • Why or why not?

Discuss

Have a conversation with your preschooler. Consider dreaming up a list of places you and your child would like to go.

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