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By Meghan Everette Grades 1—2 One of the toughest things for students to learn is how to respond in writing to text. The advent of text-dependent questions, Depth of Knowledge DOK questions, and the desire for students to think deeper have all combined for some pretty tough skills for young students to master.
The thought is that even kindergarteners can start restating questions verbally and teachers in the youngest grades can use the vocabulary when they are modeling. R R stands for "restate the question. A A stands for "answer the question. R and A are usually contained in the same sentence.
C C stands for "cite the source.
E E stands for "explain" or "examples. Other times, just giving another example or extending the answer will suffice. Getting Started As with anything, this method requires modeling. Very young students can begin restating and answering verbally.
Even as older students respond verbally, the teacher can touch the different letters on a poster to tie the RACE acronym into what they are saying.
Here was our model. What is the lesson the reader should learn from this story? R The lesson the reader should learn is A never tell a lie. C In the story, the boy cries wolf three times.
Most students were able to identify the main lesson, but few understood that they needed to cite t he text and explain it further. After modeling, students understood. Lessons Having all teachers across all subjects use the RACE model is helpful for student understanding and development of good answers.
Recently our science unit asked students to relate the life cycle of a cactus to the animals that rely on the cactus for life. Students were able to use the RACE model to help ensure they had responded fully. The E became an area for further examples instead of explaining.
The animals that rely on the cactus life cycle to survive include A bats, birds, and insects. C In the text it says the bats eat the fruit of the cactus in the mature stage.
E The birds use a mature cactus as a home. Both birds and bats use the seed stage for food. When the cactus dies, insects use the body for nutrients. Modeling is essential for this writing process to stick. We recently used contrasting essays to create questions.One of the toughest things for students to learn is how to respond in writing to text.
The advent of text-dependent questions, Depth of Knowledge (DOK) questions, and the desire for students to think deeper have all combined for some pretty tough skills for young students to master. SAT Suite of Assessments Sample Questions. Sample Questions Header Block Open sample questions menu Writing sample question 22; Essay Press Enter to activate.
Select a Prompt. Choice C is the best answer because it most closely maintains the sentence pattern established by the two preceding sentences, which begin with a noun and. Found ways to help students answer their own questions.
Helping students answer their own questions means they are motivated to find answers, have the skills and tools needed to do so, and that they are learning skills they will take with them after a specific course.
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IELTS writing task part 1 & Business English IELTS and Business English students often ask us teachers the same old question: How can I describe a graph in English?
It's a common problem and it is an essential part of English learning if you want to pass an academic exam like IELTS or Business like the BULATS test (Business Language Testing. Business Benchmark Second edition Pre-intermediate to sections provide authentic BULATS questions.
The BULATS exam is intended to test all levels from including sample answers to all the writing tasks. • Complete recording transcripts. New features in the 2nd edition: • An expanded grammar syllabus including six two-page Grammar.