R.A.C.E. Writing Text-Based Response Graphic Organizer: RESTATE the question and ANSWER it, CITE evidence and examples, END with a concluding sentence.
This is a great tool for teaching text-based writing. I originally created it to help my special education students. Now, I give this to everyone in the beginning of the year, and once they master the format, they don't need it anymore. For my SPED students, I use these when creating their IEP goals, and I provide them with it whenever there is a text-based writing assignment. This allows me to easily evaluate their progress in each step of the process.