Attached you will find a list of Sentence Leads that you MUST use

when writing me your letters!




DURING reading
q The title of this book says to me…
q After reading the first {paragraph, page, chapter} of this book, I felt…
q I like/ dislike this part of the book because…
q The character I {like best, admire, dislike the most} is… because…
q The setting of this story is important because…
q A question that I have about this book is… because…
q If I were this character, I would…
q If I could talk to one of the book’s characters, I would {ask or say} …
q I predict that… because…
q This {phrase, sentence, paragraph} is an example of good writing because…
q I didn’t understand the part of the story when…
q I found this book hard to follow when…
q The author got me interested when…
q My feelings about {the book, characters} changed when…
q The genre of this book is…because it has {characteristics}…
q I agreed/disagreed with the author about…
q I noticed that the author…
q I think the illustrations…
q This {character, place, event} reminds me of…because…
q This situation reminds me of something that happened in my own life. (Tell the story and talk about the connections.)
q This book makes me think about…
q This book reminds me of another book I have read. (What’s the other book and discuss why it reminds you of that book.)

AFTER reading…

q This book helped me to…
q To summarize the text, I would say…
q If I were the author, I would have changed the part of the story when…
q I thought this book was realistic/unrealistic because…
q As compared to other books {by this author, on the same topic}, I think this book…
q This book was an effective piece of writing because…
q The most important {word, phrase, idea, illustration} in this book is…
q I’d like to read another book by this author because…
q What I want to remember about this book is…
q If I could be any character in this book, I would be…because…
q I learned…
q After the book ends, I predict…
q The book is really about…
q I think the author wrote this book to…