This is a great starting point for teaching response to literature to 4th grade students. In my experience, this is one of the most difficult writing genres for kids to master. I have used a slightly below level book, Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae, and created a basic response to literature prompt. The story is easy for students to understand and identify the author's message. It also provides plenty of possibilities for students to make personal connections to include in their response. Instead of expecting students to write the response on their own, this provides sentence frames for the entire essay so students learn the correct format for writing a thorough response to literature.