This is a handout of instructions for a reading response essay on James Thurber's, "The greatest Man in the World." Includes a series of questions touching on the societal issues reflected in the text. This handout also provides and overview of essay formatting. This assignment has been a great way to follow up on our discussion of the satirical short story by Thurber. The parameters and length of the assignment can be modified according to grade level and individual needs. Works well for writing assessments as well.