The 4th grade girls wrote in the blog yesterday that they were not enjoying the book and thought it was boring. When I told L that as she read tonight, she could look for more details and locations to add to her map, she seemed more excited about having to read tonight (she made a face at first). The LL group scanned and skimmed the next chapter to see if any locations jumped out at them for them to add to their "map". We ended class by discussing what we had learned today and how this activity helped our comprehension of the story. Students talked about not being able to visualize the story last night, so they said that the activity today really helped.