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The Amazing Race: A Writing Strategy Using Text Evidence - Grades 6-8 (Session II)

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Class Description:
The RACE strategy is a method used to thoroughly answer an open ended text question. It is a simple writing strategy that can help students construct more thoughtful and rigorous responses to what they read.  This course will teach students to become more sophisticated readers and writers while learning to draw inferences and summarize text.
Student Learning Objectives:
  • 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
  • Compare and contrast their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
 *This is an ONLINE course.

Student Expectations:
  • Be on time, sit where your device remains immobile and the camera/mic is directed to the face
  • Actively participate but do not chat or talk when someone else is talking, mics should be muted unless teacher calls on you
  • Communicate frequently, discuss any questions or concerns with instructor, read over syllabus thoroughly
  • Keep your camera on unless directed by the teacher, student faces only, no emoji’s or icons and wear appropriate dress.
  • Absolutely, NO VIDEO RECORDINGS of class images/voices, content or likenesses.
  • Be responsible when using and accessing the internet, websites and social media assigned to this course
  • Internet devices used by student MUST be able to support Google Classroom the internet platform for this class. Students MUST have a google email address (Gmail account) to participate in this online class

Class Details

10 Sessions
Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri


Kathleen Peña 



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/6/2020 - 7/17/2020 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Walnut, TBA - ONLINE  Map Kathleen Peña