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Response to text

Writing a Response to a Text


Have your students write a structured and developed response to any text with this resource.   This resource is perfect for years 9-11 or for struggling seniors who need help with writing and a meaningful context to practice it with.  It is a simple, but carefully designed, resource.


This resource includes:

⭐ One student workbook.


You and your students will enjoy:

❤️ Learning about what a response is.

❤️ The colour-coded example to better understand structure and the development of ideas.

❤️ Understanding how to develop ideas by connecting to self, the wider world (events, human behaviour) and other texts.

❤️ Tables to scaffold planning and structuring a response.



🖥️ Microsoft PowerPoint, resized to an A4 page.   This means your resource: 

  • Is completely editable.
  • Will easily upload to your Google Drive if you prefer the Googley suite.
  • Is printable 📃

🖥️ A PDF version


Also helpful are these related products:

  Reading response journal (use for any text genre)

✅  Responding to texts with VISUAL language

✅  NCEA 2.9 Reading Responses - 'Stalk and Chalk'

✅  Unit Standard 26622 - Write a response to a short documentary - "Blues and Browns"



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  • Sharing/Copying this Resource

    Feel free to purchase just one for your department - no need for a copy for each teacher.  However:

    • Please do NOT share with the school down the road. 
    • Please do NOT take it with you to a new school.
    • Feel free to suggest the website to others - that'd be great!

    That's pretty fair I think!  Let's help each other out.  :)

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