This product is meant to help students achieve proficiency on writing text-based open responses. The first page is a T-chart graphic organizer that very clearly lays out what students need to do when compiling evidence for a response. The left column is for evidence taken from the text. There are page numbers given in the column so students know they must also include this information in order to refer to it later in their open response. The right column is for their answer. In our work teaching students how to develop open responses, we have found that citing the evidence should come first. Students read a text with a specific lens (typically the open response question) and read for the purpose of locating that evidence (left column). Then, after all evidence is collected, students analyze and relate pieces of evidence in order to formulate their answer, which is an inference or a new idea (not stated in the text). This goes in the right column. After filling out the T-chart in this manner, students can begin to develop a well-written open response based on the guidelines on the second page. Using the acronym "MA'AM," students follow four steps for each answer, resulting in an open response that is text-based, containing sufficient evidence to support an answer/claim, and elaborating on that claim to connect it back to the question. Sentence stems are included to help students form their thoughts and be on their way to scoring high on open responses! This document is in Word, so it can be edited to fit the needs of your learners or modified to match a procedure/acronym you already use in your classroom.