I found this story pretty interesting. It took me a little while until I realized that it was about racism. I was able to identify the tone of the story, but it was a little harder to think of the symbols. I think that when I read a story I need some time after to think about it in order to realize what it’s actually about and to understand the symbols and tone. I used the visualize reading strategy. It did help, but not too much. Next time I might try using a different strategy. When reading stories, I need to improve on understanding the story as I read it. This would help me to save time after because I would already know the facts in order to answer the questions.