A RAFT is a teaching strategy teachers have been using for years to give kids a choice and a chance to show their strong suits when completing assignments. This digital download takes that concept and puts it to a sports trading card theme. After the class has read a story, cut up the cards from this sheet and pass one out to each student. Give them one or two minutes to trade. Then have each kid complete the paragraph assignment. This activity covers a variety of literature elements. BTW, if you need a good rubric to grade the paragraph, my Weekly Writing Quiz is a good resource.