Nice middle ground between standard, dry essays and free-for-all creative writing rafts combines the best of both it also can be the way to bring together students' understanding of main ideas, organization, elaboration, and coherencein other words, the criteria by which compositions are most commonly judged. Raft writing interactive raft kidspiration template must have the kidspiration 3 program installed to open this raft writing prompts (2nd grade stories) kidspiration 3 and inspiration 8 software available to all teachers in the parish. Math prompts made easy here are samples of math instructional prompts for creative writing across the curriculum each math writing prompt below is written using the rafts tecnique. Writing strategies writing ideas writing prompts writing assignments writing workshop teaching writing start writing writing help teaching ideas forward one extra degree- raft writing anchor chart idea.
Graham & herbert demonstrate the necessity of daily writing activities in social studies content classes my students demonstrate their understanding of history standards via meal and raft writing assignments as a general rule, a meal prompt is designed to help students analyze evidence to support an argument, while a raft prompt requires students to inform/explain. 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. Raft writing background raft is a writing strategy that helps students understand their role as a writer, the audience they will address, the varied formats for writing, and the topic they'll be writing about.
Students can utilize this printout to organize their writing as they learn to use the raft strategy this printout enables students to clearly define their role, audience, format, and topic for writing. Writing across the curriculum: raft prompts using raft assignments to teach perspective and to make writing tasks more authentic meet terra graves , a northern nevada writing project consultant since 2004. Rafts (poetry or prose) by lela detoye southern illinois university at edwardsville rafts is a writing assignment designing strategy to help students writing float it enables the teacher or the student to design workable, varied writing prompts for a multitude of creative writing purposes.
How to use the rafts (role, audience, format, type/topic, strong verb) technique to analyze a writing prompt. Almost all rafts writing assignments are written from a viewpoint different from the student's, to another brainstorm additional topic ideas, and write down the suggestions listing roles, audiences, formats, and strong verbs associated with each topic.
Raft is a writing strategy that helps students understand their role as a writer and how to effectively communicate their ideas and mission clearly so that the reader can easily understand everything written. In the homeschool, writing can seem like a formidable task (for mom (or dad) and for the student) you know you need to have your student practice writing essays, but perhaps traditional writing prompts make your student sigh some years back, while researching writing, i stumbled upon raft writing it’s kind of a creative writing. The rafts technique (santa, 1988) is a system to help students understand their role as a writer, the audience they will address, the varied formats for writing, and the expected content. For this in-class writing assignment, students chose one out of four raft writing prompts students were allowed to use the book to complete this assignment, in fact it was designed to help them read the text.
Students can learn perspective during writing to learn by using rafts prompts this acronym stands for: r – role (who is the writer, what is the role of the writer. Terra 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. Students read books and use writing prompts to come up with creative introductions to their writings in this introduction lesson plan, students learn how to hook the reader with a creative introduction to a narrative.