Think… Like? and Write!
In a response to literature, you think about the book, decide what you liked about it, and write about it. Your share your thoughts and can focus on the characters, plot, or the theme of the story. You also include details from the book to support your opinion. What’s an easy way to remember to do these things?
R.S.S.R., which stands for:
React, Summarize, Support, and Recommend
First you reflect on what you have read, you react to it in that you either like it or dislike it, and you respond by writing your opinion, using details from the literature to support it.
You need to make sure you answer all these essential questions:
Summary: What is it about?
Reaction: What do you like or dislike?
Support: What are key events to support it
Recommendation: What is your recommendation?