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R.A.C.E.S Writing Strategy Checklists & More

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    Updated:  24 Jun 2024

Help your students write quality constructed responses with printable R.A.C.E.S. writing checklists.

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  • Years

    Years:  3 - 7

teaching resource

R.A.C.E.S Writing Strategy Checklists & More

  • Updated

    Updated:  24 Jun 2024

Help your students write quality constructed responses with printable R.A.C.E.S. writing checklists.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  8 Pages

  • Years

    Years:  3 - 7

Help your students write quality constructed responses with printable R.A.C.E.S. writing checklists.

What is a Constructed Response? 

Constructed response questions require students to generate their own answers rather than selecting from provided options. Unlike multiple-choice or true/false questions, constructed responses demand that students read a passage, determine an answer, and create their response from scratch, showcasing their knowledge, reasoning, and ability to articulate and write to demonstrate their understanding.

Constructed responses can vary in length and complexity, from short answers requiring a few sentences to extended responses or essays.

Constructed responses are often used in standardised tests and classroom assessments to demonstrate deeper understanding and critical thinking abilities.

Using the R.A.C.E.S. Strategy for Constructed Response

The R.A.C.E.S. writing strategy is a more commonly used strategy for teaching students how to write a constructed response. It is an acronym that simplifies the process into five easy steps. To use the R.A.C.E.S. strategy, students will:

  • Restate the question
  • Answer the question
  • Cite textual evidence
  • Explain how the evidence supports their answer to the question
  • Summarise their answer

Download a R.A.C.E.S Writing Checklist and More!

This printable resource is the perfect classroom tool if you teach Reading, Writing, and how to write a constructed response. We’ve included a handy set of mini-posters, printable R.A.C.E.S. writing checklists, and even a fun R.A.C.E.S. writing strategy bookmark. 

For your convenience, we have created fully editable colour and black-and-white versions of this display. Click the dropdown arrow on the download button to select the editable or printable PDF file you prefer.


This resource was created by Lisamarie Del Valle, a teacher and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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