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The Common Core Learning Standards place great emphasis on a student's ability to use text-based evidence in written answers. "RAPS" is a teacher-tested method that provides an easy way for students to recall the organization and requirements of a text-based answer. Best yet, it can be used in ALL content areas!
This is the interactive writer’s notebook version of my popular RAPS freebie. It includes a RAPS “foldanizer,” a short reading passage, a sample question, and a sample RAPS response.
RAPS stands for the following:
Restate the topic
Answer the question
Provide specific details
Sum it up
Try this out, and before you know it students will read a question and know immediately if RAPS is required!