I see literature as just another opportunity to help my children develop critical thinking, and the ability to compare choices and outcomes to Torah principles. I created this set of printables for that very purpose. As your child reads a work of fiction, they will be guided through various pages to help them evaluate and better understand what they are reading. Some of the pages include:
- Character sketches, including descriptions, evaluating their behavior, and drawing a picture
- Plot analysis, what happened when, how would the story change if they made different choices, etc.
- Write a review
- Write an alternate ending
- Make a poster
- Make comparisons between themselves and the character
- vocabulary lists
- books read list
I recommend that you print the full set of worksheets for your child, and have them fill it out as they read the book. When they are done, you have a detailed record of their journey through the book, excellent for record keeping, if needed.
You have permission to print this as many times as needed for your own family.