How to answer a written response question using the RACE strategy

R-    Restate the question then cross off the question word and write it as a statement.       

A-    Answer the question and make an inference based on the text.

C-    Cite Evidence by using information from the text to support your answer.          

    The text says...

    The author says...

    The character says...

    According to the text...

   On page_________it says...

E-   Explain how the evidence you used supports your answer.

This means...

This shows...

I can infer from this...

Based on this information, I know...