● Start a book club with friends, and meet a few times to discuss it. Hold meetings at the pool, Starbucks, your backyard, anywhere!
● Be a journalist and write a book review. Practice summarizing the book, and then evaluate it. Was it good? Why or why not? Interpret significant scenes and use quotes as evidence in your writing.
● Parents, engage your children in discussion about the books they read this summer. Here are some examples of conversation starters:
○ Tell me about the book you’re reading!
○ How would you describe the main character? What admirable qualities or weaknesses does he/she have?
○ How do the characters change from the beginning of the book to the end?
○ Would you like to visit this place? Why or why not? (for fantasy or historical fiction settings)
○ What lessons can we learn from reading this book? How did the author teach us those lessons?
○ Did you like the author’s writing style? (the way the author uses language, dialogue, descriptions, etc.)
○ Show me a memorable scene in the book. What strategies did the author use to make it so powerful?