Crossover Short Answer Analyzing TWO texts Format It’s the same as the short answer over a single selection: TS – answers question CD – provides a quote from text #1 CD – provides a quote from text #2 CM – Connects both quotes to answer CS – Connects to theme BEST Format Eventually, we want to work up to this format (if you are already scoring a 3, you need to use this) TS – answers question CD – provides a quote from text #1 CD – provides another quote from text #1 CD – provides a quote from text #2 CD – provides another quote from text #2 CM – Connects quotes to answer CS – Connects to theme Practice Example In Finding Nemo and The Lion King, what do the two protagonists have in common? In Finding Nemo and The Lion King, how are the two texts linked thematically? In The Lion King and Finding Nemo, both protagonists feel guilty for hurting someone they care about. In the Lion King, Simba cries out to the ghost of his father, questioning why Mufasa cannot be there with him, and he addresses the conflict within himself when he repeats “it’s my fault” (Roberts 42). Similary, in Finding Nemo, Marlin, Nemo’s father, believes it is his fault Nemo ventured out into the open and explains to his friends that his son might not have if he “hadn’t been so tough on him” (Calvez 94). In both cases, the protagonists feel remorse and guilt because they both believe they put their loved one in harm’s way. Ultimately, Simba and Marlin have no control over the external circumstances that took their loved one away.