This lesson introduces RAFT (Role, Audience, Format, Topic) writing. There is a slide that explains each letter in the RAFT acronym. Following that, there are six different holiday RAFT writing prompts, with the last one being "free choice". In my class I have students roll a die (real or on the Smart board) to determine which writing prompt they will complete. We type our stories in Microsoft Word. However, this could easily be done in a writing journal or holiday writing paper.
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