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  1. 1. John Bush and Amanda Stewart
  2. 2. What is a RAFT? How can using the RAFT Strategy enhance students’ writing assignments to be specific, well focused and engaging?
  3. 3.  Role Audience Format Topic (R.A.F.T.) is a writing strategy that helps students understand a topic from different perspectives.  The R.A.F.T. strategy provides a focused writing assignment and encourages students to analyze the content while assuming different roles and addressing different audiences.  The strategy motivates students by allowing for choice and involving them in the topic in a personal way.
  4. 4.  RAFT assignments encourage students to uncover their own voices and formats for presenting their ideas about content information they are studying.  developed in 1982 by Dorothy Vandevanter
  5. 5. Student will be able to read a prompt or writing assignment and determine:  his/her role as the writer  who the audience is  what the format of the assignment should be  the specific topic on which he/she must focus
  6. 6. Written Visual Oral Kinesthetic Diary entry Bulleted list Obituary Invitation Recipe Movie critic FAQs Editorial Gossip column Comic Crossword puzzle Map Graphic organizer Print ad Photograph Fashion design Song Monologue Radiocast Museum guide Interview Puppet show Political speech Story teller Model Cheer Mime Demonstration Sales pitch with demos Sew, cook, build Wax museum
  7. 7.  Role of the Writer: Who are you as the writer? A movie star? The President? A plant?  Audience: To whom are you writing? A senator? Yourself? A company?  Format: In what format are you writing? A diary entry? A newspaper? A love letter?  Topic: What are you writing about?
  8. 8.  1) students are asked to think and write from a real world person's perspective, and they are asked to shape their ideas to appeal to an audience outside the classroom;  2) because they are considering perspective as they go through the writing process, students are being asked to think at a much deeper level of Bloom's Taxonomy.
  9. 9.  Choose a book or topic (T) and identify the essential purpose of the reading or lesson. How will writing help meet that goal?  • Example: After reading Song of the Trees by Mildred Taylor the students will understand the racial relationships between whites and African Americans in Mississippi during the depression.
  10. 10.  2. Identify a number of role(s) (R) the students can assume as they write about the topic.  • Example: Students can choose to write about the story as viewed by Cassie, Big Ma, Mr. Andersen or Papa.
  11. 11.  3. Decide who the audience (A) will be and what format (F) the writing will follow.  • Example: The audience may be a child in the future, a judge, an ex-slave, a new immigrant, etc.  The format may be a diary, a news release, an affidavit, etc.
  12. 12.  4. After the students have read the assignment, have them choose from the R.A.F.T. options. Writing can be done individually or you may group like roles together.
  13. 13.  MATH: http://www.writingfix.com/WAC/Writing_Acr oss_Curriculum_RAFTS_Math.htm  Social Studies: http://docsouth.unc.edu/classroom/lessonpl ans/RAFT.html
  14. 14.  Science: http://www.writingfix.com/wac/Writing_Acr oss_Curriculum_RAFTS_Science.htm  All Subjects:http://cabellcountyteachers.wikisp aces.com/search/view/RAFT
  15. 15.  www.graves.kyschools.us/.../Developing%20a%2 0RAFT%20Assignment.doc  http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/4047  classrooms.hydeparkschools.org/webpages/.../R AFT%20Assignments.ppt  boe.ming.k12.wv.us/...raft/RAFT- Presentation%20Template.doc  http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/R.A. F.T.+Assignments  http://www.learningthroughlistening.org/Classro om-Teaching-Tools/Strategies-and- Activities/Strategies/R-A-F-T-Strategy/349/