RACES Strategy Writing Passages and Prompts for Text Evidence

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Love, love, love the RACE strategy. It really helped my students and they were engaged since the passages connected to their lives.
This resource really helped my students learn the RACES concept. We start out the year with this concept and students continue using this in each of their classes.
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This product contains 5 ready-to-use passages and short response questions to guide students through the use of the RACES strategy. RACES is a writing strategy to help students answer passage-based, short response questions in a formal style, with using clear reasons and text evidence, and to provide concluding statements.

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Why use the RACES 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.

R: Re-state the question

A: Answer all parts of the question

C: Cite the text to provide evidence

E: Explain your citation

S: Summarize your response

This Download Contains:

♦ Student resource introducing the RACES strategy

♦ Example passage and RACES response

♦ 5 passages and short response questions

Passages are 7th-10th grade reading level. They are arranged in order of increasing difficulty. Easy to differentiate! This ready-to-use printables are great for formative assessments or test-prep!


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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.
Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.


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