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R.A.C.E. Writing Strategy Example

R Restate the question.

 Example: What does a chameleon do if it becomes too hot or too cold?

            When a chameleon gets too hot or cold

 

AAnswer the question. Make sure you know exactly what is being asked of you and identify examples from the text before you begin writing.

 

Example: What does a chameleon do if it becomes too hot or too cold?

                        When a chameleon becomes too hot or too cold, it will change colors.

 

C Cite evidence from the reading to support your answer.

Example: When a chameleon is too hot or too cold, it will change colors. According to the text, when a chameleon is too cold, it will turn brown.If a chameleon is too hot, it will turn yellow.

E Explain your answer and the evidence you use.

Example: When a chameleon is too hot or too cold, it will change colors. According to the text, when a chameleon is too cold, it will turn brown. If a chameleon is too hot, it will turn yellow. This is done to regulate its body temperature.