The Answer – Cite – Explain (ACE) writing strategy is designed to help students organize their writing and support their thinking to form constructed responses for informative/explanatory compositions.
This resource is designed to be a double sided bookmark for easy student reference. It includes:
-an explanation of each of the three parts
-sentence stems to prevent writer's block
-checklist to ensure all parts of the question have been answered correctly
This strategy has an emphasis on the application of learning where students must provide textual evidence to support their answers and expand their thinking to create a well constructed paragraph. Students between 6th to 12th grade are targeted for this instructional strategy. Teachers can deliver this strategy in small groups, whole class, or in a one on one environment. ACE directly aligns with the Common Core State Standards (2012) for writing as students are required to, “write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient information.”