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R.A.F.T. Which of the following describes R.A.F.T.? A. A device that floats in the water B. An acronym for the parts of speech C. A useful tool that will allow you to get better grades D. A strategy for writing. R.A.F.T. R.A.F.T. stands for: Role Audience Format Topic

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R.A.F.T.

Which of the following describes R.A.F.T.?

A. A device that floats in the water

B. An acronym for the parts of speech

C. A useful tool that will allow you to get better grades

D. A strategy for writing


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R.A.F.T.

R.A.F.T. stands for:

  • Role

  • Audience

  • Format

  • Topic

    So how can that help you?


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R.A.F.T.

The RAFT strategy forces you to process information, rather than merely write out answers to questions.

So…..What exactly is it anyway?


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R.A.F.T.

R=role

The role is who you are writing as.

Is your role reporter? Observer?

Eyewitness? Object? Etc.?

Want an example?


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R.A.F.T.

Look at the following writing prompt.

What would your role be as the writer?

Write a letter to the editor of your

local paper voicing your concern over

the lack of after school activities for

teenagers.

Role=


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If you said teenager, you were right..

That one was easy, let’s try a harder

one.

A famous athlete writes an

autobiography. What is your role?

Role=


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Who is doing the writing?

The famous athlete.

Think you got it? Maybe one more?

The local theater group puts on a play

about a dragon with no wings.

Role=


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R.A.F.T.

Your role in that example was the….

Local theater group

Let’s move on to the next part which is

audience. If you’re still unsure about

the role, don’t worry. It will get easier

with practice.


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R.A.F.T.

A=audience

The audience is whoever will be doing

the reading. Teacher, other students,

parent,, editor, people in the

community, etc.

Want an example?


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R.A.F.T.

Your girlfriend’s father lectures her

after coming home late about why she

shouldn’t be dating you.

Role?

Audience?

You’d be better off staying out of it

altogether.


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R.A.F.T.

The audience is very important in

writing. Let’s try another one.

Joseph Stalin writes a letter to George

Orwell about his reaction to Animal

Farm.

Audience=


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R.A.F.T.

F=format

Format is how the writing is being

presented. What FORM is it taking? A

letter? Memo? Essay? Article? Report?

Poem?

Let’s look at the previous examples.


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R.A.F.T.

What is the format in the following

prompt?

Joseph Stalin writes a letter to George

Orwell about his reaction to Animal

Farm.

Format=


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R.A.F.T.

Let’s try one more:

Your girlfriend’s father lectures her

after coming home late about why she

shouldn’t be dating you.

Format=


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R.A.F.T.

How is the message being delivered?

Did you say a lecture? You’re right!

The last strategy is T=topic

The topic is the who or what (subject).


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R.A.F.T.

Again, let’s look at previous examples.

Write a letter to the editor of your

local paper voicing your concern over

the lack of after school activities for

teenagers.

What is the topic?


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R.A.F.T.

The topic is what is being written

about. In the previous example it was

your concern over the lack of after

school activities for

teenagers.


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R.A.F.T.

Let’s try one more:

Your girlfriend’s father lectures her

after coming home late about why she

shouldn’t be dating you.

The topic is….


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What was the dad lecturing about?

Why she shouldn’t be dating you….


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R.A.F.T.

Now we’re going to take a little test.

I’m going to show you a writing prompt and you need to identify the R.A.F.T. for each one. Ready?

Let’s get started……..


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The President of the United States will

deliver a speech trying to convince the

United Kingdom to join forces in the

war against terrorism.

R=

A=

F=

T=


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R.A.F.T.

Your grandmother tells a story to the

children at the local community center

about when she was a little girl growing

up during the great depression.

R=

A=

F=

T=


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R.A.F.T.

The citizens of China give a speech to

the Emperor about allowing everyone to

have a passport.

R=

A=

F=

T=


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Chuck Norris gives a speech to the “bad

guys” letting them know what will

happen if they mess with him.

R=

A=

F=

T=


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A caterpillar writes a biography

describing his life to the world.

R=

A=

F=

T=


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