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.
This Download Contains:
- 10 passages with multiple choice questions AND 10 short response questions to practice using the RACE Strategy
- Suggested answers for each passage and answer key for multiple choice questions
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
These 10 high-interest passages are paired with reading comprehension questions and short response questions for students to practice multiple comprehension skills AND writing with the RACE writing strategy. This resource is perfect for test-prep, special education and progress monitoring, differentiating, and scaffolding for struggling readers. Passages range between reading levels of 6-8th grade, making them perfect for groups of students with a wide range of reading levels.
Comprehension skills include:
- finding the main idea
- making inferences
- vocabulary in context
- fact vs. opinion
- recalling details...and more!
Teachers are saying...
"Love love love! Thank you for making this available. For the teacher, this is incredibly easy to follow and use. For the student, the explanation and instructions are very clear, and help make the student feel confident in their reading and writing (the little checkbox on each writing page is great to have). Excellent resource!!!"