Winter Narrative, Christmas, Opinion, Persuasive, Informative Writing

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Winter RAFT Writing Tasks: Narrative, Opinion/Persuasive, Informational Prompts

This resource includes 4 writing RAFT tasks for the month of December. Each task will take about a week from start to finish. Sold separately each task costs $2. Buy as a bundle and you get 1 for free! Includes Candy Cane Taste Tester, So You Think You Can Pull?, Diary of a Gingerbread...., and Reining in Reindeer Facts. You can use this resource in Kindergarten and 1st grade as a shared writing activity. You can also use this resource in 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade.

This resource includes for each RAFT task:
-Teacher tips page
-Student directions page
-Graphic organizer
-Format page

These writing tasks address the Common Core ELA standards of narrative writing, informative/explanatory writing, and opinion/persuasive writing. All tasks can be used in grades K-5. In Kindergarten these can be completed as a shared writing activity.

Tasks included in the December RAFT bundle
Reining In Reindeer Facts
Diary of a Gingerbread...
So You Think You Can Pull?
Candy Cane Taste Testers

I love to give my students RAFT writing tasks, and I am sure you will, too! It gives students an authentic reason to write and makes it more fun. Many of my students who were reluctant to write actually began to enjoy it, because they were able to take on different roles for different purposes using a variety of formats. It also enriches those higher students, because they have to put themselves into the role go another and really think about the voice they will use.

Additional RAFT task:
Winter Holidays Around the World RAFT Research Task

I will be creating monthly writing RAFT tasks for each month, so become a follower of my store so you will know when they are released!

**If you will be sharing, please purchase a multiple license**

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2 Brainy Apples

****Updated 11/28/14****
Total Pages
32 pages
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.


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