Critical Response Sentence Starters

Relate it to something
This reminds me of …

This part is like…

I read something about this…

The same thing happened to (me, my friend, my family)…

Compared to , this is better/worse…
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I noticed that…

I like the part where…/ I didn’t like this part…

This is hard because…

This is confusing because…

The author’s language choice was interesting...
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Why did…?

How can they…

What does this part mean?

I wonder…
Clarify Something
Now I understand this…

This part makes sense now because…

At first I thought… but now I think…

What the author is really saying is…
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Why did…?

How can they…

What does this part mean?

I wonder…
Summarize
In this part (fill in the details)…

The main idea is… the details are…

Another good title for this text would be…

The point he/she is trying to make is…

The author is trying to say…