RATE Writing Checklist Check the check box with a when the task is complete R Restate the Question Did you restate or reword the question and A Answer the Question Did you answer the question? T E Textual Evidence Explain the Answer turn it into a statement? Does your answer to the question express your claim (a point you are going to prove)? Does it begin with a sentence starter like: According to the text...? Did you include relevant and sufficient textual evidence? Did you tell where you found examples and details in the text? Do you have a direct quote to prove your claim? Does it begin with a sentence starter like: This …shows that..? Does it answer “Why?” and/or “How?” Does it use some key words from the citation? Does it explain fully, using because..? Did you make connections to the claim, to text, to self, to world? NAME: Subject: Date: Writing Criteria Checklist Writing Prompt Question: NOTES R Restate the Question I restated or reworded I answered the question. A Answer the Question the question and turned it into a statement. My answer to the question expresses my claim (a point I am going to prove)? I included relevant and sufficient textual evidence. T Textual Evidence I showed where to find examples and details in the text. I have a direct quote to prove my claim. I answered the “Why?” and/or “How.” E Explain the Answer I used some key words from the citation. I explained fully, using because... I made connections to the claim (text to self; text to text; text to world).