Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Copy of RACES Writing Strategy

No description
by

Jennifer Edwards

on 3 November 2014

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Copy of RACES Writing Strategy

R.A.C.E.S. for Writing Success!
What is R.A.C.E.S.?
R.A.C.E.S. is a strategy that helps students answer short response questions in writing.
Step 1: Restate the Question
You must first know what the question is asking.
You will use the question to form a focused topic sentence
Step 2: Answer the Question
Underline key words/phrases in the question
Look for task words (words that tell you what to do): explain, describe, compare, contrast, discuss, evaluate, identify, analyze, determine, etc.
Give a concise, logical answer
Step 3: Cite Evidence
Select appropriate examples from the text to support your answer
Tell which piece of evidence you used
Use specific details
Quotes don't need to be super long!

Step 4: Explain your Answer
Explain how the evidence you gave makes your point
Demonstrate your understanding of the question through your response
Example: In the fairy tale The Three Little Pigs, which pig was the wisest?

Restatement: In the well-known fairy tale
The Three Little Pigs...
Example: In the fairy tale The Three Little Pigs, which pig was the wisest?

Blue-answer to the question

In the well-known fairy tale
The Three Little Pigs
,
the third pig is by far the wisest.
Example: In the fairy tale
The Three Little Pigs
, which pig was the wisest?

Red-paraphrase
Purple-direct quote

In the well-known fairy tale
The Three Little Pigs
, the third pig is by far the wisest.
On page one, remembering his mother's warning about a wolf, he took his time and built a sturdy house out of brick so that his house would protect him.
Also, the fairy tale stated on page 15, "But the third pig was a clever little pig. He knew that the wolf just wanted to eat him."
Example:

Orange-explanation of answer

In the well-known fairy tale
The Three Little Pigs
, the third pig is by far the wisest. On page one, remembering his mother's warning about a wolf, he took his time and built a sturdy house out of brick so that his house would protect him. Also, the fairy tale stated on page 15, "But the third pig was a clever little pig. He knew that the wolf just wanted to eat him."
While the wolf was able to destroy the third little pigs brother's homes, he was unable to blow down the brick house.
Step 5: Sum it Up
Your last sentence should be a summary of your entire paragraph. Restate your topic sentence in a different way.
Example:

Green-Summary/Conclusion

In the well-known fairy tale
The Three Little Pigs
, the third pig is by far the wisest. On page one, remembering his mother's warning about a wolf, he took his time and built a sturdy house out of brick so that his house would protect him. Also, the fairy tale stated on page 15, "But the third pig was a clever little pig. He knew that the wolf just wanted to eat him." While the wolf was able to destroy the third little pigs brother's homes, he was unable to blow down the brick house.
In conclusion, the third pig outsmarts not only his brothers, but the "big, bad" wolf as well and can be considered the wisest of the three little pigs.
So your entire paragraph should look like:
In the well-known fairy tale
The Three Little Pigs
, the third pig is by far the wisest. On page one, remembering his mother's warning about a wolf, he took his time and built a sturdy house out of brick so that his house would protect him. Also, the fairy tale stated on page 15, "But the third pig was a clever little pig. He knew that the wolf just wanted to eat him." While the wolf was able to destroy the third little pigs brother's homes, he was unable to blow down the brick house. In conclusion, the third pig outsmarts not only his brothers, but the "big, bad" wolf as well and can be considered the wisest of the three little pigs.
Use this in ANY class when you are asked to write a constructed response!

Good luck!
Full transcript