What is it? • A reading and writing strategy. • Helps the reader to analyze text. • By brainstorming various roles (author, audience) • By looking at the format (letter, brochure, essay, non-fiction). Including textual elements. • By looking at the topic. • Helps the writer to gain focus prior to creating new text.
What is it? R—Role of the writer (Who or what are you?) A—Audience for the writer (To whom or what are you writing?) F—Format of the writing (What form does the writing assume?) T—Topic (What are you writing about?)
Task: Weather article 1 ROLE AUDIENCE FORMAT TOPIC
Task ROLE AUDIENCE FORMAT TOPIC
Task Weather article 2 ROLE AUDIENCE FORMAT TOPIC
Pg 158-159 • Pre reading questions • Read “Can it Really Rain Frogs?” • During reading and after reading questions on pg. 158. • Pg. 160, brainstorm then write myth (brief) about the “Strange Weather” story on your table.
Task ROLE Automobile Sales-Person AUDIENCE A 17 Year-Old Male FORMAT Sales Pitch TOPIC A 2007 Honda CRX
Task #2.2 ROLE Automobile Sales-Person AUDIENCE A Retired Bank Manager FORMAT Sales Pitch TOPIC A 2007 Honda CRX
Task #3.1 ROLE Travel Agent AUDIENCE A CU College Student FORMAT Vacation Brochure TOPIC Exotic Ensenada
Task #3.2 ROLE Travel Agent AUDIENCE An SDSU Anthropology Professor FORMAT Vacation Brochure TOPIC Exotic Ensenada