Dear Evan Hansen is a landmark musical that has relevance in the life of just about every high school student. Studying this musical with a critical lens will open your students eyes to the why and how language is used to convey feelings and emotions. Dialectical Journals are a great way to get students engaged in the text. This template gives students an example of how to complete the journals, as well as a list of marker verbs for analysis and words that show author's purpose. There is also a blank template to make photocopies for your students.