Mmmmmm….fall! Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pie pancakes, pumpkin candles. These chubby orange gourds are on every porch on my street, and have inspired me to come up with a pumpkin classroom activity, the Pumpkin Patch Prompt RAFT Write!
RAFT is an acronym that stands for Role, Audience, Format and Topic. This differentiated writing strategy allows learners to choose their own writing prompt from a list of leveled choices. It’s always good to give students choice, and RAFT is a fun way to do that with writing prompts. I like it, too, because it works for ALL of my learners, from those who struggle to those who are more advanced. RAFT is also fantastic because it raises students’ awareness about the various formats that exist for writing: postcards, newspaper articles, diary entries, poems, and more. They get to choose and experiment with these formats, all around a fun topic.
I’ve added this activity to my TPT store, but I will be giving away a FREE copy to the first 5 people who comment below! Happy Fall y’all! J