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School Wide Writing Standards

RACES for  
Constructed Responses 

Restate the Question 
Answer the Question 
Cite Evidence from the text 
Explain how that evidence answers the question 
Sum it all up 


Non-negotiable School Standards 

  1. All sentences begin with a capital letter.
    2. All sentences end with a punctuation mark. 
    3. Write in complete sentences when responding to a question. 
    4. Make an effort to spell all words correctly. 
    5. Paragraphs always begin with an indentation. 
    6. Paragraphs are a minimum of 5 well-structured sentences. 

** Papers that do not meet these non-negotiables will be returned for correction.