The text dependent analysis is a difficult piece of writing for our students. Both the prompt itself and the analysis aspect of writing are the most difficult parts of the process. This packet tackles both! The THINK ABOUT & DO strategy teaches students how to break down a TDA prompt through specific annotations that give them a focus for close reading. The SAY - MEAN - MATTER strategy teaches students how to take the great evidence they have chosen, explain it, and analyze in the writing. It acts as a prewriting sheet and makes drafting the TDA much easier!