Students can use this product as a process chart/checklist to ensure they've taken all the necessary steps in developing a well-written text-based open response. In order to make it engaging, cut out the squares and have the students sort in order from first step to the last step. Once they have the squares in order, staple the corner to form a cute booklet they can use as they write open responses. As students complete each step, they can check off the checkbox on that square and move to the next step. This is a tool students can use all year long! (PDF file).