Respond to Texts to Explore Meaning
There are many ways that children can respond to the texts they're reading. This response can include their feelings, emotions, memories, and the connections they make to their own knowledge as they read. Children can share their thinking about reading through sketching or drawing, or through writing (anything from brief notes to a letter to an adult or friend). You might help guide them with general prompts in order to have them think about themes, characters, genre, and connections to their own life, the world, and other texts.