Reading Comprehension Multiple Choice with RACE Strategy Passages & Prompts

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These 10 high-interest passages are paired with reading comprehension questions and short response questions for students to practice multiple comprehension skills AND writing with the RACE writing strategy. This resource is perfect for test-prep, special education and progress monitoring, differentiating, and scaffolding for struggling readers. Passages range between reading levels of 6-8th grade, making them perfect for groups of students with a wide range of reading levels.

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Comprehension skills include:

♦ finding the main idea

♦ making inferences

♦ vocabulary in context

♦ fact vs. opinion

♦ recalling details

and more!

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.

R: Re-state the question

A: Answer all parts of the question

C: Cite the text to provide evidence

E: Explain your citation

Why use the RACE strategy? RACE 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, citing evidence and fully explaining.

This Download Contains:

♦ 10 passages with multiple choice questions AND 10 short response questions to practice using the RACE Strategy

♦ Suggested answers for each passage and answer key for multiple choice questions

Need More Passages?

A Year of Writing with the RACE Strategy Grades 6-7

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Paired Passages and Writing with the RACE Strategy Grades 6-7

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Reading Comprehension and Writing with the RACE Strategy Grades 4-6

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This resource helps address the following standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-8.1Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1.AIntroduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-8.1.BSupport claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1.AIntroduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6-8.2Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments. 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6-8.4Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6-8.4.AUse context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.


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