This anchor chart is a great resource to post in the classroom to help students understand and remember the steps to RACE. This anchor chart is from my RACE UNIT
(that can be purchased on my TpT store
). The RACE UNIT
is an effective tool for the classroom use to teach the students the RACE strategy.
RACE UNIT CCSS Evidence-Based Open Response (graphic organizers, poster, rubric)
This unit includes:
~1 page RACE poster
~4 RACE writing graphic organizers in black and white
~3 RACE writing graphic organizers copied in color
~Sample completed graphic organizer
~Sample writing response prompt with answer key
RACE is a strategy used to help students organize their thinking when writing a text dependent, open response answer. I have used this strategy in my class for over three years in grades second through fourth and saw a lot of improvement in my students’ mastery of writing open response answers. Their answers went from short, incorrectly citing evidence, beginning with “because” to full answers with evidence, explanations and transition words.
RACE is a writing acronym used to help students write open response questions:
A- Answer question
C- Cite evidence
E- Explain answer and how evidence supports your answer
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