As the spring semester approaches, many campuses are looking to refine their instructional approach to constructed response. While mid-year student samples seem to be headed in the right direction, they may be missing important components that ensure a well-developed and effective response.
Let's take a look at the typical student response. Notice, the student response checks all of the RACE strategies, but is still missing something.
Let's look at a student response AFTER Empowering Writers' direct instruction on explicit skills:
The explicit skills taught: main idea sentences, elaborative detail, paraphrasing, citing evidence, sentence starters, word referents, and conclusion statement. This chart identifies the Empowering Writers' strategies and lessons involved in RACE Strategies.
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