Your students have a basic understanding of what text evidence is but are struggling to incorporate it into their writing. The RACES strategy is designed to guide students through the process of answering a constructive response prompt. (or text-based prompts)
This resource is equipped with Text Evidence Discussion Bubbles which are perfect for small groups, whole-group discussions, teacher-led centers, or even online learning! These sentence starters encourage students to speak about the text.
Here’s ONE way to use Evidence Bubbles:
Glue the discussion bubbles onto popsicle sticks. During the whole-group reading block, students are encouraged to use these evidence sticks to comment on different sections of the text. While reading, pause and ask open-ended questions to lead discussions. Students can choose a stick from their caddy, raise it in the air, and answer the question using the sentence starter on their stick. The idea of having a fun prop to hold up makes teaching text evidence 10x more exciting and engaging for students.
RACES strategy posters with white background, colored background, & printer-friendly version
RACES bookmarks with white background, colored background, & printer-friendly version (RACE strategy is also included)
RACES decorative pendant in two colors
Discussion bubbles for read aloud and small-group reading (Colored & printer-friendly versions)
Interactive notebook flap book & citing evidence page
Directions for implementing discussion bubbles in the classroom
Editable RACES Posters (Big letters R-A-C-E-S cannot be edited.)
- CCSS.W.3.1a – Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
- CSS.W.4.1, CCSS.W.5.1 – Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
- CCSS.W.5.1a – Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
- CCSS.RI.6.6 – Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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