The problem is the last question on the reading log:
My son is very much like me, and I never knew what to do with these kinds of questions. What do you mean what did it mean to me? I read the book, I either liked it or I didn't, I can tell you every detail of every thing that happened right down to the clothes they were wearing, I know that it must have meant something to me because there are books that I've read that have somehow become part of my soul, but I don't know how to answer the question,
1ds10 doesn't know how to answer it either, and because I never figured out what to do with such a question, I don't know how to explain to him how to answer it, because I still don't know what they mean exactly. I'd like to be able to give him some examples of good answers or reword the question, but I'm truly at a loss. I feel like a little schoolgirl again who doesn't understand what the teacher wants but desperately wants to get the answer right.