This product contains 5 ready-to-use passages and short response questions to guide students through the use of the RACES strategy. RACES is a writing strategy to help students answer passage-based, short response questions in a formal style, with using clear reasons and text evidence, and to provide concluding statements.
Why use the RACES strategy?
This mnemonic device is especially helpful for struggling writers and students with disabilities, but it can also be a helpful scaffold for all students. It teaches students to do what good writers do naturally—restating the question in a complete sentence, answering all parts of the question, citing evidence and fully explaining.
R: Re-state the question
A: Answer all parts of the question
C: Cite the text to provide evidence
E: Explain your citation
S: Summarize your response
This Download Contains:
♦ Student resource introducing the RACES strategy
♦ Example passage and RACES response
♦ 5 passages and short response questions
Passages are 7th-10th grade reading level.
They are arranged in order of increasing difficulty. Easy to differentiate! This ready-to-use printables are great for formative assessments or test-prep!
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