RADD Writing Strategy 3rd 4th 5th grade prompts & passages | Text Evidence

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RADD writing strategy prompts and passages: These 10 passages with writing prompts are perfect for students to practice paragraph writing. This resource is great for test-prep, special education and progress monitoring, differentiating, and scaffolding for struggling writers. Passages are written on approximately a 3-5th grade level.

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RADD is a writing strategy to help students answer passage-based, short response questions in a formal style, with using clear reasons and evidence from the text. These informational texts are quick, easy reads, so that your students can focus on writing.

R: Re-state the question

A: Answer all parts of the question

D: Detail 1

D: Detail 2

Why use the RADD strategy? RADD is a mnemonic device that helps students write open-ended constructed responses. This strategy is especially helpful for struggling writers and students with disabilities, but it can also be helpful scaffolding for all students. It teaches students to do what good writers do naturally—re-stating the question in a complete sentence, answering all parts of the question, and citing supporting details.

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♦ 10 passages with short response questions to practice using the RADD Strategy for Google Slides

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).
Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.


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