This download is a handout that helps students develop well-written and well-supported responses to their reading using the R.A.C.E. format.
The handout includes a rubric that is written in student-friendly language and aligned with CCSS [RL, RI, W]. I have included a model question on the handout; however, you can edit the handout to align with your units of study.
I have been using this structure for the past two years, and it has been amazing to watch the development in my students' abilities to develop well-written and well-supported responses. This is a handout and structure I use all throughout the school year.
While I created his resource for use in the ELA classroom, the RACE format and this handout can and should be used in all content areas to promote great writing among students!