This one-page "Response to Literature Essay Outline" is for students to brainstorm and organize their ideas for an essay on the theme of a novel, short story, or poem. (Also, includes a student's completed example with their final response to lit. essay!) The outline includes sections for: Title, Author, Theme, Introduction (attention-grabber, thesis statement, summary), Body (examples, citations/quotes, commentary), and Conclusion (restate thesis, sum up examples, insightful ending). Students will feel confident in their response to literature essay writing when using this outline and it will ensure that they include all of the necessary components in their final essay.