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John F. Kennedy Elementary School > 4th Grade > Mrs. Adams > Reader's Notebook

Possible Topics
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Possible Topics for Your Letters

Choose ONE (1) topic for each letter you write to me. Remember to stick to the topic you choose and avoid summarizing.

Something that surprised you or that you found interesting
What you like or dislike about the book and why
An interesting or important character
Parts of the book that puzzled you or made you ask questions
What the story means to you
Your thoughts and feelings about the authorís message
What you noticed about the characters, such as what made them act as they did or how they changed
Why you think the author chose the title
Your predictions and whether they were right
How the information in the book fit with what you already know
How the book reminds you of yourself, or people you know or of something that happened in your life
How the book reminds you of other books, especially the characters, events, or setting
How the illustrations add meaning to the story
The ending and how you feel about it
The authorís craft Ė what was good about the authorís writing
Why you chose the book
Whether or not you would recommend the book to another reader and why
What would you change about the book
Examples of stereotypes or biases
Whether the book is easy, just right or challenging for you and how you know
The genre and its characteristics
The authors use of time in the story
How the setting affects characters
How the author captured your interest or pulled you into the book
How the author builds suspense
What you want to remember about the book
New insights or understandings you have


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Updated: August 24, 2010  



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