Response Journal (Google Sheets)

Response Journal (Google Sheets)


It's so time-consuming to design a response journal for your students that's specific to your text right?!  Google Sheets is used to create this response journal for students studying either a visual or written text. They choose a prompt then respond to it (or you can choose which prompts you want them to 'do'). Response prompts cover all elements of literature and are designed to enhance critical thinking about texts.  They are varied and specific so there is something for every eventuality from a chapter or scene I'm sure.  Remember, because it's a Google Sheet you can edit it to suit you better and the students can type straight into it. 


This design is awesome because reading down the columns will give comprehensive notes on each element of literature; reading across the rows will provide chapter or scene summaries and notes. Fabulous as a way to compile study notes. Included in this resource is a page for key information about the text and background research.  Watch my stunning, Oscar-worthy video for further explanation!  It might be clearer via YouTube so click here for that if needed.


Response journals for English Literature studies can be completed in class, then used to enhance class discussions, they can be completed for homework, or they can be used for a sub/relief lesson idea.  They're also fabulous to use in an open-book essay practice activity.

  • Sharing/Copying this Resource

    A lot of work went into this.  I’d prefer you kept this resource to yourself.  I’m happy for you to share larger products (like the Achievement Standard and Unit Standard tasks) with others in your department, but this is just a wee price.  Buy your own, and let others buy theirs.  Cheers!  😊