What makes people want to read a book? For some people, choosing a book is easy.  However, there are many people who do not know what they need. What attracted you to the book you chose for summer reading, and what kept your interest?

I can't believe it! Why did you think the (character) did (action)? Provide text evidence or an example to support your answer.

Scream, cry, or laugh? Did something you read just make you crazy? Tell us all about it in this blog post.

Everyone has their favorite scene from a book or play or movie.  Describe a favorite scene from your book. Be sure to include why you chose this scene and include lots of details.

Find your personal connection to the text by choosing one of the three different kinds of connections below: text-to-text, text-to-self, or text-to-world. Think about the following questions and select one to write about. 
  • Focusing on text-to-self connections:
    • What does this story remind you of?
    • Can you relate to the characters in the story?
    • Does anything in this story remind you of anything in your own life?
  • Focusing on text-to-text connections:
    • What does this remind you of in another book you have read?
    • How is this text similar to other things you have read?
    • How is this text different from other things you have read?
  • Focusing on text-to-world connections:
    • What does this remind you of in the real world?
    • How are events in this story similar to things that happen in the real world?
    • How are events in this story different from things that happen in the real world?

Now that you have finished the book, what do you think? Be sure to support your opinion with evidence from the book.


    Summer Reading Rules!

    Select a book of your choice. Post comments to at least three of the questions on this WRMS Summer Reading Blog.
    How to Comment:
    1. When typing your post, use your FIRST name only. 
    2. Be sure to include  the title and author of the novel when writing a comment. 
    3. Think deeply! Provide a  detailed response using text evidence and making connections. Responses will be at least a paragraph.
    4. You may respond to other posts. You must always be kind and appropriate. Please remember this blog will be monitored by the school.

    Commenting Policy:

    For these and other reasons having to do with students’ privacy and safety, we’ve chosen to make the blogging feature first name only. We cannot post any comment that includes a last name.


    April 2013