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Reading Comprehension & the RACE Strategy: Distance Learning Independent Work

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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 are written on a 3rd grade level.

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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

Need More Passages?

A Year of Writing with the RACE Strategy, 3rd Grade

Writing with the RACE Strategy, 3rd Grade

Looking for Paired Passages?

Paired Passages and Writing with the RACE Strategy, Grade 3

Need Higher Level texts?

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

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a concluding statement or section.
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
Provide a concluding statement or section.
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.

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