RAFT
Standard: G.G.22 – Find and use measures of perimeter, circumference, and area of common geometric figures such as
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RAFT Strategy

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RAFT Strategy

  1. 1. RAFT Standard: G.G.22 – Find and use measures of perimeter, circumference, and area of common geometric figures such as parallelograms, trapezoids, circles, and triangles. Objective: When given the dimensions of 5 common geometric shapes, students will accurately calculate the perimeter and area (and circumference, if appropriate) of 4 of them shapes, by the end of the lesson. Directions: Choose one of the RAFT assignments to write. Role Audience Format Topic Casting director Actors or Models Audition advertisement Measurements required of your models to meet certain area, perimeters, and circumference needs. Architect Homeowners Proposal with blue prints Description of plan for different shaped windows and the amount of materials they will require. Toy designer Focus group of kids Plans for toys Descriptions and dimensions of 4 differently shaped toys Examples: RAFT assignments for other various content areas Role Audience Format Topic Newspaper Reporter Readers in the 1870s Obituary Qualities of General Custer Lawyer US Supreme Court Appeal Speech Dred Scott decision Abraham Lincoln Dear Abby Advice Column Problems with generals Frontier Woman Self Diary Hardships of the west Chemist Chemical company Instructions Combinations to avoid Wheat Thin Other Wheat Thins Travel Guide Plant Sun Thank-You note Journey through the digestive system Sun’s role in plant growth Lungs Cigarettes Official Complaint Effects of smoking Comma 9th Grade students Official Complaint How it is misused Exponent Jury Instructions to Jury Laws of exponents

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