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RACE Strategy

Summary and Practice

Review the structure of the RACE answer.

R – restate the question using the question stem to write your topic sentence.

A – Answer the question (use connectors to link the topic sentence or to write a complex sentence with your concise answer)

C – cite evidence from the text (use a quote from the text that supports your answer; use phrases to introduce your quote and the speaker/source of the quote; put quotation marks around the quote and copy the quote exactly as it appears in the text)

E – explain your answer and quote. If there is a secondary question in the prompt, explain your answer to that question. Use details and examples to support your opinion.

Practice: Working as a group or alone, complete the following tasks.

Directions: Read the article “Survival Story: Colorado Runner’s ‘Worst Fears Confirmed’ When Mountain Lion Attacked,” and answer the question below in full paragraph using the RACE strategy for answering short-response questions.

Here is the article: Article_Runner Strangles Mountain Lion.docx

Actions

Question: What piece of advice did Travis Kauffman give after surviving the attack? Do you think his recommendation could be useful in other situations? Explain your answer.

Due: September 12

***Use this chart for notes only and write the full paragraph on the back of this paper

R: restate the question – use the question stem to write your topic sentence.

A: Answer the question.

C: Cite evidence from the text. You must quote the text.

E: Explain and extend. Explain how this evidence supports your answer.

If there is a secondary question, be sure to explain your answer to it.

Give examples from your personal experience.

***Write your full paragraph on a separate sheet of paper. After you write, check your paragraph for sentence structure and grammatical errors, such as verb tenses, forms, word order. You can use your smartphone as a dictionary in the last 10 minutes only to check spelling.

Question: What piece of advice did Travis Kauffman give after surviving the attack? Do you think his recommendation could be useful in other situations? Explain your answer.




Answer this question with a RACE paragraph.

Prompt: Has Linman’s life improved since the 2007 Wildfires? Refer to the article we read for the Quoting lesson.

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