Classroom printables, activities & worksheets
Are you losing precious lesson planning time writing your own constructed response worksheets and questions to assess your students' understanding? Say hello to a teacher-created collection of constructed response worksheets in PDF and Google Slides form!
With both printable and digital options, this elementary teaching resource collection is stocked with writing prompts, R.A.C.E.S. graphic organizers, and more tools you can use to assess your ELA students.
Curious about using constructed response in your classroom? Take a look at this quick guide from our teacher team!
Constructed responses are non-fiction reading and writing experiences connected to content in all subject areas and geared toward students in grades K-6. These writing opportunities are critical to assessing student understanding of nonfiction texts, and they are heavily weighted on standardized tests.
Crucial to this type of assessment tool is the inclusion of CRQs or constructed response questions, which require students to construct an answer (hence the name) rather than choosing from a pre-filled list. This setup requires students to carefully read the question being posed and to use detailed explanations and/or relevant vocabulary to showcase their depth of understanding.
A constructed response can measure how students:
Constructed response can take a variety of forms, but some of the most common examples include:
Integrate reading, writing, and American history with a worksheet about the Boston Tea Party using the RACES writing strategy for text evidence.
Practice using the RACES writing strategy for text evidence with a Lewis and Clark Passage, graphic organizer, and worksheet.
Differentiate reading instruction with leveled nonfiction, compare and contrast passages, and worksheets.
Use this passage, second grade writing prompt, and worksheet to help students write a constructed response paragraph about Amelia Earhart.
Learn about the planets with differentiated compare and contrast passages, activities, and writing opportunities.
Enhance your students' comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills with this nonfiction Earth Day passage and accompanying activities.
Discover the influence and positive character traits of Thurgood Marshall with a reading passage and RACES writing prompt for fourth grade.
Provide students with Social Studies and Writing instruction using the RACES strategy for constructed response paragraphs.
Print a pack of poems with figurative language worksheets to practice poetry analysis.
Practice using the RACES writing strategy and discover the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights with a passage, organizer, and prompt.
Differentiate reading instruction with nonfiction texts, compare and contrast activities, and response to text writing opportunities.
Practice using the RACES writing strategy and unravel the mysteries of the U.S. Government system of checks and balances with a passage, organizer, and prompt.
Use this nonfiction constructed response worksheet to teach your students about the Great Depression.
Use this biographical constructed response worksheet to teach your students about Jane Addams.
Bring National Chocolate Day into your classroom with a biography and RACES writing worksheet about Milton Hershey.
Integrate reading, writing, and American history with a constructed response worksheet about Susan B. Anthony and the women’s rights movement.
Use our constructed response writing prompts for fourth grade to learn about the fearless Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs).
Read and write about George Washington Carver using the RACES strategy for constructed response paragraphs.
Teach your students how to write a good constructed response and integrate grade level Social studies concepts with a Westward Expansion-based Constructed Response worksheet and graphic organizer.
Use this Irma Rangel worksheet and writing prompt to help students write a paragraph using text evidence.
Blend reading, writing, and historical concepts with the Declaration of Independence worksheet.
Discover the impact of the Navajo Code Talkers on the outcome of World War II with a cross-curricular constructed response worksheet.
Integrate reading, writing, and American history with a constructed response worksheet about Paul Revere and the American Revolution.
Use this passage, writing prompt, and worksheet to help students write a constructed response paragraph about Abigail Adams.
Use this nonfiction constructed response worksheet to teach your students about urbanization.
Integrate reading, writing, and American history with a constructed response worksheet about Daniel Boone and American Westward Expansion.
Learn facts about Benjamin Franklin with an informational reading and writing activity focusing on the constructed response format.
Build reading comprehension skills with a Westward Expansion reading passage and assessment.
Blend reading, writing, and history concepts surrounding the Industrial Revolution with a constructed response worksheet and graphic organizer.
Integrate reading, writing, and Social Studies content with a Louisiana Purchase Constructed Response worksheet and graphic organizer.
Combine reading and history content with differentiated reading comprehension worksheets.
Use this biographical constructed response worksheet to teach your students about Theodore Roosevelt.