I'm constantly looking for authentic ways for my students to respond to what they're reading. The most authentic ways I can see are blogging, tweeting, writing letters to authors, peers and teachers and offering up book recommendations and reviews.
These graphic organizers will help your kids plan and prepare for their authentic responses. I plan to use these as planning pages and then have students keep track of the real thing in their Reader's Notebooks. As always, use as you see fit!
If you get a shot of this product in action, please hashtag #literacyforbigkids so I can check it out! Enjoy!