Following the study of a certain topic in the content areas, the RAFT organizer is a great tool to encourage creativity in students' writing.
Students are prompted to think about their ROLE as a writer (Who or what are you as the writer?), the AUDIENCE they are writing to, the FORMAT they are writing in (An essay? A poem? A letter?), and the TOPIC they are writing about (What is the purpose for writing?).
My students enjoyed the use of this "Writing to Learn" strategy because of the creative outlet they are given.
An inexpensive collection of 7 different reading strategy organizers can be found in the following product: Reading Strategy Graphic Organizers
This pack includes the following organizers:
-- Anticipation Guide
-- Inquiry Chart
-- Double Entry Journal
-- QAR Strategy
-- List Group Label
-- Concept Map