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I need some tools or acronyms that help third graders with text based evidence responses.

Feb 9, 2017 8:35am

My students are having a problem with explaining why they chose the evidence that supports their answer and having problems with adding background knowledge to their answers.

  • English Language Arts
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  • Assessment


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    • Feb 18, 2017 1:04pm

      Give me some examples of the things that you want to make an acronym for and I'll try to keep that for you.

      • Feb 18, 2017 9:04pm

        The best one I know of is R.A.C.E.

        • RESTATE the question.
        Reread and restate the question in your topic sentence.

        • ANSWER the question that is being asked.
        Use your answer to write your topic sentence.

        • CITE evidence from the text.
        Use examples and evidence from the text to support your answer.

        • EXPLAIN your answer.
        Explain how the EVIDENCE from the text supports your answer. For example, you may use the sentence starter “These quotes show that…” or “This supports the statement…”

        RACER, RAPS and SLAMS are a few other good ones.