Raft Writing Assignment

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.

Nevada high school teacher, Tracey Albee, attended our Persuasive Writing Class and proposed this poetry lesson, which she uses to help her students discover the voice of characters in novels they are studying.

After brainstorming the beliefs of a character, students create free-verse poems from the character's perspective.

prompt, and the 'menus' to help them, they treated it like it was a game.

Her assignment is inspired by the picture book Nevada teachers Samantha Schoolroy and Julie Schmidt sent us charming student samples from their nutrition unit, and helped them build the lesson into an on-line RAFTS prompt.Here are ways to receive updates and keep in touch: Facebook -------- Pinterest -------- Twitter wrote the following introduction to the fifth and final module in the Northern Nevada Writing Project's Writing Across the Curriculum Guide: "Before I moved to middle school, I taught sixth grade for nine years. This lesson is also featured in the NNWP's Persuasive Writing Across the Curriculum Inservice Class.What did I least look forward to..state writing assessment! Because the prompts that the students had to respond to were so…so…blah! Northern Nevada teacher Jennifer Mitchell shared with us this RAFT writing assignment she created for her elementary students as an review to writing friendly letters.© 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.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. Because of the different aspects of the prompt, students must assume a different point of view (ROLE) to shape the information (TOPIC) they learned into a particular format. Want to contribute to this popular Writing Fix page? The writing they produce actually expands their understanding of a concept. I encourage content area teachers everywhere to use this strategy to elicit meaningful writing for learning in their 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.

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