Response to Literature Genre: Two Possible Response to Literature Planning Sheets

Either of the planning sheets on this page will provide an organizing structure for planning your response to literature piece. The first planning sheet is more structured, while the second planning sheet is more organic in nature. Use whichever planning sheet best suits your organizational and planning style.

Name ________________________ # ________

Response to Literature Planning Sheet

Paragraph #1—Complete summary

In the story                                   , written by                                                     , the main character(s) is/are
The main setting is

In the beginning of the story,

 

The main problem/conflict in the book is

 

The solution/resolution is

At the end of the story

 

Paragraph #2 Makes a judgment and supports it with relevant evidence
Write an opinion about a character or an event in the story and support your judgment with 3 specific facts from the book. (Like Monsieur Bibot is a mean and cruel man because he drags Marcel around, won’t let him bark, and beats him with a newspaper.)

I think

 

Three reasons I think this are (specific facts from the book):
1.
2.
3.

Paragraph #3 Makes a prediction that refers to the book.
Based on your judgment, what is a prediction or insight you have about the story?  What might happen if the story continued, or if an event in the story were different?  Could this story have more than one meaning?

 

Paragraph #4 Provides a personal connection to the text
Make a connection here between the story and your life. Or, make a connection between this story and another story you know, or a connection between this story and a story you know from the news or some other source. (text to self, text to text, text to world)

 

Paragraph #5  Has a concluding statement that is an interpretation of the text and includes the your opinion.
Write a concluding paragraph in which you talk about the author’s message, the theme of the book, and what you believe the author is trying to teach us. Include your opinion of the book, as well.

Response to Literature Planning Sheet

This story is about: (summarize the book including the title, author, main characters, setting, main conflict, and resolution)

 

 

 

What judgment can you make about a character or event? What facts from the story support your judgment?

 

 

 

Based on your judgment, what is a prediction you have about the story?  What might happen if the story continued or if an event in the story were different?

 

 

 

Based on your judgment or your interpretation, what is a connection you can make to the story (text to text, text to self, text to world)?

 

 

 

Write a concluding paragraph in which you talk about the author’s message, the theme of the book, and what the author is trying to teach you.

 

 

 

 

To download the first planning sheet in pdf format, click here.
To download the second planning sheet in pdf format, click here.