What are your thoughts and opinions of the book? Support your reaction with details from the text.
Have your students react to the text and support their reaction with specific details from the text. Then, use this peer review form to have students revise a classmate's response before writing a final draft.
Have your students answer the question above, the Reaction Question, and peer review each other's responses. The form is comprehensive and forces the students to reflect on the CAPT (useful especially if you are from Connecticut) rubric when providing feedback for their partner. After the peer review session, have your students revise and rewrite their responses for homework based on peer feedback. I use this form all the time, and it is very effective in teaching your students how to answer this question successfully.