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In a lit group I lead, they had an assignment to keep a journal while they read a book. In this journal they were asked to make personal connections to the book ie - this character made these goals- what goals do you have? this character learned about respect, write about a time yadayadayada... i have one student who just refuses to go down this road. this is not a new issue, he has been going to the school since fourth grade (now a 7th grader) and this repeatedly comes up. just curious if anyone has any thoughts on how hard I should press this. In the past, we have let it slide or given him options, but now, as he gets older I'm less inclined... thoughts? caroline