The tricky part of designing writing assignments is that you need to think hard about the entire process including the writing assignment, the criteria for success on the writing assignment, the mini-lessons, the mentor text, and the assessment tool.


Designing Writing Tasks:

RAFT/RAFTS:


SAMPLES OF RAFTS

Role

Audience

Format

Topic

Strong Verb

A soldier on the field
Family at home
Letter
Life in the trenches during World War I
Inform
A concerned citizen
The community
Commentary (op-ed)
Street children
Persuade