Blogging, Web and Wiki Tools Journal My Class Showcasing work Writing

RAFTing – a writing strategy to demonstrate understanding

The RAFT writing technique requires students to focus on the Role, Audience, Format and Topic of their writing assignment.  I use the RAFT technique to have students look at a situation from the perspective of a story character and compose a blog/journal post as that character.  I can see whether or not they really understand the character and story events.

 

Here is a screenshot of a blogpost created by one of my students.  This assignment is from our from Romeo and Juliet Unit: she is Juliet’s mother after Juliet is found dead.

Thanks to Shelly Terrell and her Teacher Reboot Camp Goal Challenge for the idea behind this post: Goal #8: Share an Activity

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