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.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.
"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. 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.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.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.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.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.