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Put your brain in gear before you put your writing in motion! These sentence starters not only help students determine the type of evidence to locate but also help students to construct the evidence into a text-based paragraph.
Each step of the RACES writing strategy contains a resource page with sentence starters organized into categories to help students create sentence variety. This resource also contains examples of perfect paragraphs.
Informational Text-Based Rubrics
Detailed rubrics help students organize information into informational text-based paragraphs and essays. The rubrics explain important information included in a RACES paragraph and an essay. The essay rubric explains each sentence of an introduction paragraph, body paragraphs, and a conclusion paragraph. Keep students on track with these detailed rubrics, peer edit rubrics, and writing trackers.
Text-Based Essay Writing
Apply these strategies to eliminate writer’s block. This step-by-step writing lesson is a guide for writing each sentence of an evidence-based essay. Teachers and students will love the easy-to-remember strategies for writing an introduction paragraph, body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph. Students will also learn how to improve writing by including a hook sentence, a thesis statement, and an effective ending.