Third graders are learning how to answer and write text dependents prompts using the R.A.C.E. model. Text Dependent Analysis and Text Dependent Questions ask questions in order to get  students to synthesize answers based on specific evidence within a reading passage and demonstrate their ability to interpret the meaning behind that evidence. Answers are based on evidence from within the passage, but often ask students to interpret that evidence and justify it as an answer.

Restate the prompt

Answer the prompt

Cite evidence from the text

Explain your thinking