What Would You Do? Reading Response Exercise #97


Read for at least twenty to thirty minutes.


Think about what you have read.

  • How would you feel if you were in the main character’s situation?
  • How would you react?
  • What would you do?


Write either:

  • a journal entry from the main character’s point of view (if you are the journaling sort)
  • or a dialogue between the main character and his or her best friend.


Read and discuss your responses with your reading partners, or post your responses here on the blog. Remember to share the title and author of the book you are reading, so others can be inspired to give it a try.

Preschool Literacy


Enjoy a picture book with your preschooler.

Stop at some point after the plot problem has developed and before it has been solved.


Ask your preschooler what he or she might do in the main character’s situation. Discuss what might be the outcome of the story is its main character chooses this solution.

When done discussing options, read the rest of the story. After its close, discuss how the author chose to resolve the story and how different or similar the author’s approach was from you and your child’s.