This product was designed to help students prepare for the Critical Lens essay (Part 4 on the NYS ELA Regents). It contains instructions that are broken down and simplified. This helps to ensure that they complete all the requirements when they do it "for real" on the Regents exam.
There are 7 quotes that align well with past Regents quotes. If they can analyze and support their interpretations of these quotes, they will be well prepared for the Regents.
This can be used as Regents prep or as a unit test in which you require them to use specific literature that you have just finished in class.
It is interesting to have each student analyze their own quote and then pair them up by pairing students who chose the same quote. This cooperative learning shows different perspectives and evidence supporting the same quote.