Hi! This is a resource I created to introduce my 6th grade social studies class to the RAFT writing strategy. In this activity, the strategy is explained, some sample social studies-related RAFT prompts are introduced, and students have the opportunity to brainstorm more RAFT ideas. Then, there are two separate RAFT writing prompts for students to complete. When I do this, we work on one example together, then students write their own using the second example. The RAFT strategy is great for getting kids thinking about authentic historical details, playing the part of someone in history, and, and improving their writing skills. Students always enjoy this activity!
**Our students use iPads, so I just upload these pages and they can access them digitally. This works great in that regard, but good old pencil and paper works well, too.
Feel free to edit to suit your needs - the activity has been created in Word for your convenience.
**Graphics are from Word clip art and me! :)