This writing activity can be used in one to two writing classes or segmented over four days, depending on the class schedule. The final product can be done in class or as a homework assignment. There could be cross curricular applications for this activity such as Science and Food or Social Studies (Food and Diet) for examples.
The topic is "Ice Cream" and the question relates to comparing and contrasting how ice cream is made in the US and Abroad. There could be cross curricular applications for this activity such as Science and Food or Social Studies (Food and Diet) for examples.
This writing exercise may take a few days, depending on the schedule and the final copy can be a homework assignment.
Ice cream may seen like a simplistic subject, but is it really? What is it made of? Is it healthy? What about the ingredients and processing of ice cream you purchase versus homemade?
The 20 slides include:
Introductory think aloud/brainstorming activity
Introduction to RAFT Writing Strategy
Link to Raft Templates (links to free online printables included)
Links to ABC Graphic Organizer and RAFT Graphic Organizer
Link to RAFT Rubric
Links to RAFT Writing Strategy
Notes and Ideas for teacher (note slides are hidden in Slide Presentation Mode)
Comments are welcome!