This Response to Literature Essay powerpoint explicitly teaches the writing process from creating a web, making a plan with an outline, and writing the essay. It follows the step up to writing model with full color coding and terms, and uses the story "Seventh Grade" by Gary Soto which is a popular story read in 7th grade. Sentence frames are also included which teach students how to write a thesis and conclusion. This powerpoint is great for explicitly modeling the Response to Literature essay and can be taught in one session or over a period of time. It's great for preparing students for the state writing test!