This graphic organizer is designed to assist students in writing the text-analysis response, which is Part 3 of the New York State Common Core ELA Regents exam. The purpose of this handout is to help them organize their ideas in a clear and coherent way. After listing the title and author of the text, students will then determine the central idea and which writing strategy best develops it. Students will then provide the best two (or three) quotes that develop the central idea, and respond to guiding questions which will help them further their analysis. Once the organizer is complete, they can then construct the response itself in the 2-3 paragraph format.