RACE is an acronym that is helpful for students anywhere from third grade to high school in writing open ended responses. It is quick and easy to remember. I have found my students have a lot of success in using RACE as opposed to QUASI an acronym my school had used before I started teaching here.
Restate the question
Answer the question
I also included a teacher sample I show my students at the start of the year using the short story Tuesday of the Other June. Look the story up online. It is a gem that interests all students AND has the theme of working through bullying!