Get 40 passages and writing prompts to practice the RACE Strategy. RACE 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. Great for independent work during distance learning!
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
♦ 40 new passages and short response questions
Passages are 4th-5th grade reading level. This ready-to-use printable is great for formative assessments or test-prep, all year long!
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"Great practice for applying the RACE strategy. The amount of text was perfect. Helped them focus on the strategy and not bog down with excess reading especially when first introducing the strategy. Awesome for independent use!"