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I really like this link and the simple way this 4th grade teacher explained the RACE strategy.
My students are unfamiliar with this strategy so I chose not to formally pre-test them. I have seen several of their written responses since the beginning of this unit and determined that my students do not know how to use this strategy.
Here is a helpful resource on the RACE method. First, I will present the goal: Then, we will set the stage by outlining exactly what it is that I will do as the teacher and they will do as the student. Next we will discuss strategies that have worked for them in the past, and make our learning plan.
We will revisit the plan often over the next week!
Now it is time to learn the strategy. I will share it with them and have them write it in their reading notebooks. Rephrase the question Cite specific evidence from the text Explain how your evidence helps answer the question Here is the focus question: Why does Laurie say that all the other children play with Charles even though they are told not to?
I will model the process of each part of RACE, and then the students will write their first answer with a partner. For example, "Laurie says that all the other children play with Charles even though they are told not to because Why did Charles say this? I record their answers on the board, and they will choose an answer with their partner.
I ask them to put one finger on the evidence and the other hand in the air so that I can make sure the evidence was appropriate.
Then, I'll have students share out some of the evidence, and I'll show it on the document camera. Having the students explain their evidence is the most difficult part for most students.
Next, students will try this strategy on their own using the question: Why does Laurie invent Charles?Type in anything you like into the custom tracer pages to practice printing (standard block or script type printing fonts) or cursive handwriting.
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