Enjoy Your Summer Reading Books!

If your school assigns you a required reading book for the summer, here are some reading tips to help you maximize your understanding of your book:

If you own your book, take notes in the margins. If checking your book out of the library, take notes in a special notebook.

  • Who are the main characters? Circle or write down the names of the main characters.
  • What are the characteristics of these characters? Jot down traits that create a character: what the character looks like, what they say, what they do, and what others say about them.
  • What is the setting? Note the time, place, and setting the author creates.
  • How are conflicts developing? Write down any potential conflicts you see with characters or situations.
  • How might the conflicts be resolved? Think about and include your ideas about how the book might end.
  • Symbolism? Are there any colors or objects that often show up throughout the novel? What could they symbolize and add to the theme of the novel?
  • Timeline? Take note of the turning points from beginning to rising action to the climax peak then falling action and resolution. How do the characters act and change throughout the book?

Your Top 5 Questions Answered

Enter your name and email below to get INSTANT ACCESS to this complimentary resource.

    We won't send you unwanted emails. Unsubscribe at any time.

    Get Started With Total Writing Enrichment Today

    Grab your FREE COPY of The Best Tips to Guide Your Teen to Write Amazing College Admission Essays!