Paired Passages and RACE Strategy Writing Passages & Writing Prompts BUNDLE

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    Bonus: Free Figurative Language Puzzle


    These 60 paired passages with constructed response writing prompts are perfect for students to practice writing with the RACE writing strategy. This resource is perfect for test-prep, special education and progress monitoring, differentiating, and scaffolding for struggling writers. Passages range between reading levels of 4-7th grade, making them perfect for groups of students with a range of reading levels.

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    Note: In this packet, the RACE strategy is modified to RACCE because students will cite BOTH passages!

    RACE is a structure to help students answer passage-based, short response questions in a formal style, with using clear reasons and evidence from the text, and to provide concluding statements.

    R: Re-state the question

    A: Answer all parts of the question

    C: Cite the text to provide evidence

    E: Explain your citation

    Why use the RACE strategy? RACE is a mnemonic device that helps students write open-ended constructed responses. This strategy is especially helpful for struggling writers and students with disabilities, but it can also be helpful scaffolding for all students. It teaches students to do what good writers do naturally—re-stating the question in a complete sentence, answering all parts of the question, citing evidence and fully explaining.

    This Download Contains:

    ♦ 30 paired passages (60 total passages) with short response questions to practice using the RACE Strategy

    ♦ 10 sets of multiple choice comprehension questions for 10 of the 4-5th grade text sets

    Need More Passages?

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    Need Reading Comprehension Practice Too?

    Reading Comprehension and Writing with the RACE Strategy Grade 4-6

    Reading Comprehension and Writing with the RACE Strategy Grades 6-8

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
    Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
    Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
    Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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