R.A.C.E. with Ms. McNeill

Restate, Answer, Cite Evidence, Explain

I can explain my answers and support them with evidence from the text.

R. Reword or restate the question

A. Answer all the parts of the question

C. Cite textual evidence

E. Explain your answer

Prove it!

Support your answer with evidence from the text.

Show and Tell Evidence Sentence Starters
  • It said so on page...
  • Because...
  • The author wrote...
  • For instance...
  • For example...
  • Based on what I read...
  • According to the text...
  • From the pictures I know...
  • On page ____ it said...

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Some Fish Can Live a Year Without Food

Posted by NG Kids in News Bites on April 16, 2013

Most humans eat three meals a day, yet the Dolly Varden trout can go up to a year without eating anything! This fish can expand or shrink its stomach, depending on how much food it can (or can’t) find.

Dolly Varden trout eat the eggs that salmon lay during their spawning season. However, since food can be scarce, they must conserve their energy. By shrinking their intestinal tracts, they can use less energy until they are able to find more food. When they finally get a chance to eat salmon eggs, they can expand their stomachs. Imagine how helpful that would be when you want to finish a banana split!

What is unique about the Dolly Varden trout?