RACE Writing Strategy is a structure to help students answer passage-based, short response questions in a formal style, with using clear reasons and evidence from the text, and to provide concluding statements.
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Why use the RACE strategy? This mnemonic device is especially helpful for struggling writers and students with disabilities, but it can also be a helpful scaffold for all students. It teaches students to do what good writers do naturally—restating the question in a complete sentence, answering all parts of the question, citing evidence and fully explaining.
R: Re-state the question
A: Answer all parts of the question
C: Cite the text to provide evidence
E: Explain your citation
This Download Contains:
♦ Student resource introducing the RACE strategy
♦ Example passage and RACE response
♦ 10 passages and short response questions
♦ Suggested answers for each passage and grading guide
These short passages written at approximately a 4th grade reading level. Easy to differentiate! These ready-to-use printables are great for formative assessments or test-prep!