Before reading, introduce students to basic literacy concepts (plot, character, and setting), literary style, the balance between text and artwork, and awareness of their own response to the books. Other decisions about "read and respond" are guided more specifically by the kind of author study you are doing. Before beginning the reading, plan a unit in which you talk with students about basic literary concepts, such as plot, character, setting, etc.
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