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Reading Comprehension and RACE Strategy Writing Prompts : 4th 5th 6th grade

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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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These 10 high-interest passages are paired with reading comprehension questions and short response questions for students to practice multiple comprehension skills AND writing with the RACE writing strategy.

This resource is perfect for test-prep, special education and progress monitoring, differentiating, and scaffolding for struggling readers. Passages range between reading levels of 4-6th grade, making them perfect for groups of students with a wide range of reading levels.

Comprehension skills include:

  • finding the main idea
  • making inferences
  • vocabulary in context
  • fact vs. opinion
  • recalling details... and more!

RACE is a structure to help students answer passage-based, short response questions in a formal style, with using clear reasons and evidence from the text, and to provide concluding statements.

R: Re-state the question

A: Answer all parts of the question

C: Cite the text to provide evidence

E: Explain your citation

Why use the RACE strategy? RACE is a mnemonic device that helps students write open-ended constructed responses. This strategy is especially helpful for struggling writers and students with disabilities, but it can also be helpful scaffolding for all students.

It teaches students to do what good writers do naturally—re-stating the question in a complete sentence, answering all parts of the question, citing evidence and fully explaining.

This Download Contains:


  • 10 passages with multiple choice questions
  • 10 short response questions to practice using the RACE Strategy
  • answer key including possible answers to written response questions
  • student guide to the RACE Strategy with exemplar response


  • Ready-to-use Easel activity for RACE responses
  • Self-checking Easel assessment for multiple choice questions

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Need More Passages?

A Year of Writing with the RACE Strategy

Looking for Paired Passages?

Paired Passages and Writing with the RACE Strategy, Grades 4-5

Need Lower Level texts?

Reading Comprehension and Writing with the RACE Strategy, 3rd Grade

Need Higher Level texts?

Reading Comprehension and Writing with the RACE Strategy Grades 6-8


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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