This develops the text they are reading while practicing their creative writing skills.
Over time, encourage students to apply the strategy individually, choosing their own RAFTs and applying it across different classes.
In this lesson, students assume the role of a fruit or vegetable they've studied, then they write a campaign on why their fruit or vegetable should be elected "The most nutritious" in an upcoming election.
Click here to access Samantha and Julie's on-line RAFT lesson.
On occasion, I do revise or update a lesson here at Writing Fix. Her assignment is inspired by the picture book Northern Nevada middle school teacher Carol Lubet shared with us this RAFT writing assignment that she uses with her students in order to introduce the RAFT writing format.
I also add new student samples to many posted lessons. Click here to open the on-line assignment that Carol proposed and published during an in-service class for teachers sponsored by the Northern Nevada Writing Project.Pick a portion from your current reading assignment and decide with your students what you can write about.For example, pick a portion from The Tempestand ask your students to do a writing assignment with these prompts using the RAFT strategy: Role: Miranda Audience: To herself Format: Diary Topic: Being on the island The students are now able to follow the prompts to help them write creatively.This writing activity will help develop the writing skills of students in a fun and creative way. This strategy is used to help students understand the process of writing better.It teaches them the important concepts to consider when writing or reading a text.© Copyright 2015 - Writing Fix- All Rights Reserved.Please, share the resources you find on these pages freely with fellow educators, but please leave any page citations on handouts intact, and please give authorship credit to the cited teachers who created these wonderful lessons and resources. Contact us at [email protected] details or to summarize a RAFT lesson idea that you'd be willing to send us. "When my students got to create their own prompts, I couldn’t believe what they came up with. If you have an original RAFT lesson or resource that you would be willing to let us post here, we will send you one of the NNWP Print Publications in exchange for us being allowed to feature it.Usually, just about everyone could write to the prompt, but it wasn’t always very meaningful to them. Her assignment is inspired by the picture book Northern Nevada Writing Project Consultant Sandy Madura shared with us this RAFT writing assignment she created for her elementary students as an review to writing friendly letters. The students like them because the prompts can be customized to what they are learning. Northern Nevada teacher Pam Ashby shared with us this RAFT writing assignment she created for her third graders as an introduction to RAFT writing assignments.