The Sequence for Your Oral Response to Literature
When you present your response to literature, a typical organizational structure is:
Summary of important events and characters
Point out ideas, images, and specific details from the book
Make conclusions, judgments, or recommendations
Think about making a sandwich. The introduction and conclusion are like the pieces of bread. The filling is the summary and details. The middle part should go from general ideas to more specific examples. This way, you give your audience an overview of the book and then fill in smaller details. If you gave the details first, the audience would have to create the larger picture for themselves, which is harder to do.