RAFT is a writing strategy that helps students understand their roles as writers, the audience they will address, the varied formats for writing, and the topic they’ll be writing about. By using this strategy, teachers encourage students to write creatively, to consider a topic from 3rd grade reading comprehension test pdf different perspective, and to gain practice writing for different audiences. It includes writing from different viewpoints.
It helps students learn important writing skills such as audience, main idea, and organization. Role of the Writer: Who or what are you as the writer? Audience: To whom are you writing? Format: In what format are you writing?
Topic and strong verb: What are you writing about? What’s the subject or the point? Display a completed RAFT example on the overhead. Describe each of these using simple examples: role, audience, format, and topic.
Model how to write responses to the prompts, and discuss the key elements as a class. Teachers should keep this as simple and concise as possible for younger students. Have students practice responding to prompts individually, or in small groups.