Readiness Writing RAFT Students are assigned a set of choices based on preassessed skill levels in sequencing and writing. G=grade level or A=advanced level Within a skill level, students still have some learning style or interest based choices through format options. Levels would NOT be seen by the students. Know: sequence, pace Understand: Seeing events in a logical order Do: Place items in order of occurrence; write with accuracy & completeness
Possible Ideas for a RAFTChoose ideas that advance the learning goals.
Differentiating a RAFT by Readiness(Teacher assigns RAFT or choices of RAFTs based on students’ reading, writing or performance levels) • Roles/Audience • Well-known people or charters to lesser known • Basic essential items (vocabulary, inventions, elements, etc.) to more esoteric items • Easier to understand point-of-view to more intangible perspective • Formats (while offering choices to students) • Shorter to longer (in prep, process or presentation) • More familiar to more unfamiliar formats • Single step to multiple steps
Differentiating a RAFT by Readiness(continued) • Topics • Easier to interpret to more sophisticated • Concrete & literal to more abstract response • More structured to more open-ended • Small leap in insight & application to larger leap
Analyzing a RAFT Lesson • What are the learning goals for this lesson and are they built into every choice? • How is this RAFT being differentiated? • Does it appeal to different learning styles? • Is there a range of difficulty in the: • Roles? • Formats? • Readiness levels? • Do the roles, formats or topics appeal to a variety of interests?