This is a graphic organizer that can be used for short answer writing responses. It could be useful for other short answer standardized test questions. It gets students to expand on their answer, prove their answer with evidence, and explain how their evidence proves their answer. It helps students go beyond the simple one sentence answer they typically give on open ended short questions.
ACE is a method for short answer writing. It asks students to answer the question, cite evidence from the text, and explain how the evidence proves the answer.
Included is an outline / graphic organizer using ACE that can be used on any short answer writing question. It explains how to use ACE on the graphic organizer. I also included an example question and answer that can be used to teach this method to students.
In addition to the graphic organizer I included line paper. There are two versions of the lined paper: 6 lines and 10 lines. Hopefully that will be useful for your states Standardized Test short answer questions- please contact me if you need the line numbers changed to match your test.
I am happy to customize it for your needs including changing the line length to match your standardized test. Just send me a message :)
Like this product? Check out my graphic organizers, handouts, and examples for writing long essays:
- Writing Bundle with this product plus the ones listed below
- PEEL Essay Kit Graphic Organizer Outline (12 pages)
- Expository Essay Writing STAAR English I EOC (25 pages)
- STAAR English II EOC Persuasive Essay Outline Kit (27 pages)