English III Students Write “Of Mice and Men” Paper

English III students have recently read the novel and watched the movie, “Of Mice and
Men,” and have compared the similarities and differences between the two. Now students are
beginning to write a paper picking one topic which relates to the novel. Students are required to
use the RACE strategy. RACE stands for Restate the question; Answer the question; Cite textual
evidence; and Explain the text evidence to support the answer clearly. Students have to write a
minimum of 1.5-2 pages, which has an introduction paragraph, at least three body paragraphs,
and a conclusion paragraph including final thoughts; use good transition words; and use correct
spelling, punctuation, and correct grammar. When complete, students will peer edit someone
else’s paper, make final corrections and then turn them in for grading.