This product has four different response to literature essay prompts (focusing on characters and character traits). The first three pages include the prompts, character journal directions, an organizer for nine character journal entries, and a guide to help them choose and organize the six they want for the essay. The basic outline and step-by-step directions compose the next three pages. The directions are in a recipe format for a basic five paragraph essay based around a three subpoint thesis. Each step is detailed to ensure that students know the expectations. The last three pages include a detailed peer editing/evaluation guide that follows the step-by-step recipe. While this is formulaic, there is opportunity for students to go deeper and add their own style while making sure they have the components of a solid response to literature essay.