Use RACE to help students organize their open ended responses. Students use this acronym to respond to text with evidence and explanation.
R: Restate the Question
A: Answer the Question
C: Cite (at least) 2 Pieces of Evidence (As always, the more evidence the better!)
E: Explain your Answer (Why does this make sense? Why does this evidence support your answer?)
This document is a graphic organizer that students can use to begin to plan their response, before actually writing.