—A C E S Strategy—
Answer. Cite. Explain. Summarize.
This is my go to strategy to teach my 7th graders how to write organized responses with textual evidence! ACES represents the important pieces of a response and stands for: answer, cite, explain, and summarize. These resources will model the process and allow you to implement the strategy with ease! This product includes:
4 colorful posters outlining ACES
14 Instructional Slides that bring students through the process (as Keynote file)
14 Instructional Slides that bring students through the process (as PowerPoint file)
ACES Cheat Sheet for student reference in color
ACES Cheat Sheet for student reference in black and white
ACES organizer for one piece of evidence
ACES organizer for two pieces of evidence
Encourage students to use highlighters to identify each component of ACES. Posters and instructional slides follow consistent color coding to help with this process.