The RAFT activity allows students to personalize their responses to learning. RAFT is an acronym for Role/Audience/Format/Topic. A RAFT activity asks students to assume a particular persona and write from that perspective as they dig deeper into a topic. The assignment is not specifically written with the teacher as an audience, but with an eye toward a potential real audience for the person whose identity they are assuming. They use information gained from their research as the basis for their writing. When students assume a false persona, they are writing to demonstrate what they have learned.

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