When watching a movie or reading any book, stop and think aloud about how you think the movie or story will end. As you read, stop at the end of each chapter or after each major event and talk about it: "Who do you think did it? Why?" or "How will this story end? Why?" Talk about hints you may have seen or read already. Learning and noticing story patterns from books and movies makes us all better readers.
Mail and Messages
Everyone loves receiving mail or surprising package deliveries. Messages and mail are at the center of this month’s books. Some use traditional epistolary format (a tale told through a series of letters). Some include other types of message sending, such as writing to pen pals, sending e-mails, tweets, texts, IMs, or blog posts. Enjoy the mix of ways these writers use messages sent between people to create a book.