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Reading Responses with Drama

Children love dramatic play of all types.  They like to dress up, play pretend, and act out movies and stories.  You can use the natural drama of a child to allow them opportunities to respond to reading instead of using art or discussions. Dress like a Book Character Children who enjoy drama will like to dress up as their favorite character in the story

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Reading Responses with Discussion

Children need to respond to what they are reading in some way.  In our last post, we listed some ways that children can use art to further their reading experience.  Another great way to encourage children to respond to reading is through discussion. Discussion about Plot Events Ask your child to tell you the main things that happened in the story.  Encourage them to

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Reading Responses with Writing

It is important for children to respond to reading in some way.  It helps them enjoy the story more and allows you as parents to be sure that they are understanding what they are reading.  They can respond to reading in different ways including art, discussions, and dramatic play.  Another interesting way to respond to reading is by writing about the story. Writing to

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Reading Responses with Art

When a child reads a book whether it is fiction or nonfiction, they should respond to what they have read in some way.  A fun way to respond to is through art.  Children will look forward to the pleasure of completing a fun project after they have finished a book or story. Painting the Setting Have your child describe the setting of the book.

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