A reaction paragraph is a paragraph to express your personal response to a material which might be an article, a video, or a lecture, for example. A reaction paragraph is a subjective response; however, it does not only contain your opinion. It includes specific points in the material to support your ideas and feelings. The paragraph presents a brief summary of the material (article/ film/ book). It is necessary to include the title and producer of the material. Then, the subjective ideas/ feelings are presented referring to the points in the material. 



I recently watched a TED Talk by Sir Ken Robinson titled "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" In his talk, Robinson talked about how creativity might occasionally be limited by traditional education. He told the story of a young dancer and how the educational system misinterpreted her creativity. I found his ideas relatable because I often feel that schools focus too much on tests and everyone learning the same things, which can stop people from being creative. It made me think about the importance of having a more creative way of teaching in schools that values each student's different skills and interests. In addition, Robinson stressed the value of fostering creativity in all facets of schooling, not just the arts. It was an enlightening discussion that got me thinking about how education needs to take a more comprehensive approach that recognizes and fosters each student's unique creativity.



Watch the animated short film titled Dear Alice by Matt Cerini on the following link and take some notes. Then, think about the main point(s) and write a response/ reaction. What do you think? How do you feel? Do you relate to the element(s) presented in the film? Why/ why not? Make sure to give reference to the material. (e.g. In Matt Cerini’s Dear Alice, …)


TheCGBros. “CGI 3D Animated Short: ‘Dear Alice’ - by Matt Cerini.” YouTube, 13 Aug. 2018,