A tool to help students write about their reading. The format requires students to summarize, synthesize, and evaluate fictional texts. The directions give a detailed explanation of what to include in each paragraph of the essay. With regular practice students will improve their writing and reading comprehension. In my class I use this for homework and students write an essay every other week. A rubric is also included. Students can use the rubric as a checklist or to assess their own writing or the writing of their classmates.