RACE is an acronym for Restate, Answer, Cite evidence from the story, and Explain. This is like the beginning, middle and end of a story, but it is the beginning, middle and end of a good response. Lower and upper elementary age students do not know how to write an answer to a question. Think about it, they can write a story but they can’t write an answer to a question because they do not read stories that are answers to questions. To help your students be successful, model, model, model, analyze, and rewrite written responses.
Many students can answer oral questions for a TRC or comprehension test, but they often struggle with the written constructed response where they have to write to answer a question using details from a text.
This product includes:
-Lesson plan ideas to use with any book
-Two levels F, one level J, one level L, and one level O constructed written response examples using Little Red Riding Hood to analyze
-Graphic organizer/planner to answer a written response