At BCS, we are using the RACE(S) strategy for text based writing (answering questions based on a reading). RACE(S)helps students organizes text based writing, a key skill in ELA that they need for success in class as well as on the state assessment. Here is what each letter of RACE stands for.
R- Resate the Question
A- Answer the Question
C- Cite Evidence
E- Explain and Extend
S- Summarize (this is an optional step)
Here is a video on this strategy: RACE Writing Video Link