This writing activity can be paired with S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders. R.A.F.T. stands for Role, Audience, Format, and Topic. Students can select the character (as whom they are writing), the character's audience (whom the character is writing to), the form of communication, and the topic. This activity gives students options within the assignment, but requires them to incorporate knowledge of the characters, their perspectives, and events from the book.