Choose one of the prompts from the list for each of your stories. In other words, use a different prompt for each story. Responding to the prompt, write a 250-word formal journal entry for each story.
Explain your ideas clearly using direct evidence from the text and organize each response thoughtfully. Use the notes you took for each story to craft your responses.
• Did this story make you laugh? Cry? Cringe? Smile? Cheer? Explain.
• What connections are there between the story and your life? Explain.
• What is the most important sentence/paragraph/passage in this story? The most important event or feeling? Explain.
• Why should people read this story? What does it have to say to a contemporary reader?
• What is the best part of the story? Why? What is the worst part? Why?
• Do you like the ending of the story? Why or why not? Do you think Were is more to tell?
• What parts of the story seem most believable or unbelievable? Why?
• What makes you wonder in this story? What confuses you?
• Do any of the characters remind you of Mends. family members. or classmates? Explain.
• Pretend you are a character in the story. Write a diary entry as the character, explaining what has happened to you and how you feel about it.
• Does this story remind you of other books you have read. movies you have seen, or experiences you have had? Describe and explain the similarities.
• Write a letter to one of the characters giving them advice on how to handle a problem or situation they are facing. Be sure to include a greeting and a closing.
• What would you and the protagonist talk about in a conversation? Begin the conversation
• What do you know now that you didn’t know before reading the story?
• What questions in this story would you like answered?
• How would the story be different if it was told…(choose ONLY one): from a different character’s point of view? OR in a different time period?
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