Do your students have trouble answering text-dependent questions?
Do they need an easy framework to help them remember how to respond?
The RACE method has proven useful in assisting students in answering those text-dependent questions that have become so common in Common Core standards.
This PDF file spans and paces a full week's worth of the RACE method. You can make the lessons shorter or stretch them out for longer depending on how well your students understand each step. Each letter of the acronym is broken down with explanations and examples.
R: Restate the question
A: Answer using information from the text
C: Cite the evidence from the text that supports your answer
E: Explain and end OR extend.
The last "E" section allows you to differentiate with your learners. For those that have trouble making text connections, they may simply "Explain and end". Those students who are able to connect to the main idea of the text can "Extend" beyond the text.
This PDF includes the following:
- 5 day guide to pace lessons
- a sample non-fiction article link
- explanations and examples of each step of the RACE method
- much more!
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