RACE Strategy Writing 40 Prompts and Passages for All Year Grades 6-7

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Learning Objective

Students will be able to cite textual evidence when responding to a prompt.


These 40 passages and prompts will help you practice the RACE Strategy all year. 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.

Why use the RACE strategy? This mnemonic device is especially helpful for struggling writers and students with disabilities, but it can also be a helpful scaffold for all students. It teaches students to do what good writers do naturally—restating the question in a complete sentence, answering all parts of the question, citing evidence and fully explaining.

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R: Re-state the question

A: Answer all parts of the question

C: Cite the text to provide evidence

E: Explain your citation

This Download Contains:

♦ Student resource introducing the RACE strategy

♦ Example passage and RACE response

♦ 40 new passages and short response questions

Passages are 6th-7th grade reading level. This ready-to-use printable is great for formative assessments or test-prep, all year long!

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Need Lower-Level Texts?

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Paired Passages and Writing with the RACE Strategy


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.
Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.
Establish and maintain a formal style.


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