The Strategy

Introducing a System for Writing

In an effort to improve students’ writing skills, our school adopted the R.A.C.E.R. strategy. R.A.C.E.R. is an acronym that stands for Restate the question, Answer all parts, Cite evidence from the text, Expand, explain, elaborate, Restate the question. We have used this strategy to teach our students how to answer open ended questions like those on the Look Back and Write section of the Reading Street weekly tests.
estate the Question

A nswer all of the Parts 

C ite evidence from the Text

E xplain, Expand, Elaborate

R estate the Question