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RAFT Writing

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Jennifer Pashak

on 18 October 2012

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RAFT Writing YES, We are writing in Science. Your assignment:

You are a drop of water that has traveled through all of the phases of matter. Write a personal letter completely describing yourself and your life travels as a solid, liquid, and gas to a fifth grade science student.

ROLE: A drop of water
AUDIENCE: A fifth
grade science student
FORMAT: Personal letter
TOPIC: The states of matter and phase changes. No complaining! What is RAFT writing?? It's a creative and fun way
to increase writing in all subjects- including SCIENCE! R stands for ROLE This could be yourself or someone or something else.

You need to know something about the role you're writing from. A stands for AUDIENCE This is the type of reader who will be reading your piece. You need to think about how the information should be presented. Who is the audience in this example?

You are a high school student presenting a speech to a group of middle school students about the importance of doing homework. F stands for FORMAT This is how your writing is organized. This could be an email, a list, an advertisement, or a story. What is the FORMAT in this example? T stands for TOPIC. The topic is what the writing is about. The writing should include anything that the reader might want to have answered. What is the TOPIC in this example?

You are a leaf explaining to the sun what you like about photosynthesis. As a fish, write a magazine article for Field and Stream, describing the influence of a factory along the river What is the ROLE in this example?

You are an alien from Mars telling an astronaut who landed on your planet all about your life there.
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