Reader's Notebook Prompts for Fiction
Which character would you like to meet? Why?
Have you read anything similar to your book? How is it similar?
Describe the main character. Use specific details from the text.
Describe your favorite character. Use specific details from the text.
Describe your least favorite character. Use specific details from the text.
Describe the major conflict. What side are you on?
Describe the major conflict. How do you think it will be resolved?
Describe the setting. Use specific details from the text.
Describe the similarities and differences between you and the main character.
Does the title fit the story? Why or why not? If you had to change the title, what would it be? Why?
Draw an image from the story. Describe it with 4 specific details.
If you could meet the author, what would you ask him/her?
Make a prediction about what you think will happen next? Why?
If you could change what you're reading, what would you change? Why?
If you were the author, how would you end the story?
Describe the problem the characters face. How do you think they will overcome it?
Pretend you are one of the characters. Write a text that you would send to one of the other characters.
Write a summary about what you've just read.
If you could be friends with any character in the book, who would it be and why?
Have you read other books by this author? How is this book similar or different from the other books?