Tonight’s homework involves students responding to a question from Fish in a Tree using the R.A.C.E format.
RACE is an acronym to help students organize their thoughts to be able to write a proper reader’s response. RACE is being implemented into all classrooms at Springdale school this year. Please see an example question below and how to use RACE to answer the question.
What is your favorite food and why?
R– RESTATE THE QUESTION. (My favorite food is pizza.)
A– ANSWER THE QUESTION (My favorite food is pizza because it tastes better than any other food.)
C- Cite evidence/quotes and give details. (Pizza tastes the best with pepperoni’s. Pepperoni’s make pizza taste a little spicy and I like it when my food is spicy. Pizza is also easy to make. All you need is dough, sauce, cheese, and whatever toppings you want to add. I like how you can make a pizza exactly how you want it. Sometimes pizza can get delivered to your doorstep. It’s so convenient! What other foods can be directly delivered to your doorstep?)
E– End with a summary statement. (As you can see, there are many reason’s why pizza is the best food.)