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    What is RAFT?
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    and Topic. ThereThere are many examples ofof RAFT assignments
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    A figure the student wishes to emulate in the paper. This represents the point of view of the writer and can be a person, animal, object, or idea.
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    Assessment examples
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    Or, teachers may personalize a rubric here .
    How teachers can asses their own instruction of RAFT assignments?
    A good method might be an exit slip. Have children name two or three things they know about a RAFT that they did not previously know; one thing they have a better understanding of than before about writing in this format and one question about the RAFT format.
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    What is RAFT?
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    and Topic. There are many examples of RAFT assignments and ideas available online.
    Role:
    A figure the student wishes to emulate in the paper. This represents the point of view of the writer and can be a person, animal, object, or idea.
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    Although research surrounding the use of RAFT assignments specifically is limited, it can be maintained that RAFT assignments are extremely valuable because they are a form of differentiated instruction. RAFTs give students multiple opportunities to demonstrate learning, and challenge teachers to be flexible to accommodate multiple learner needs. RAFT assignments ask students to think in ways slightly more complex than their initial thought processes. The RAFT becomes a tool that leads to higher level thinking; the idea of providing a student with help or scaffolding until they are able to complete a task independently is supported by Lev Vygotsky’s theories on the Zone of Proximal Development. Essentially, students develop more enriched learning experiences because they continually expand their current level of mastery. The effectiveness of differentiated instruction has been echoed more recently by classroom research conducted by Fisher (1980 in Tomlinson, 2000). According to these findings, management is more effective and students are more engaged in learning when differentiated instruction is used.
    TwoThree Lesson Plans
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    this Strategy:
    Grade 1 Math:
    {RAFT Math Lesson Plan.pdf}

    Grade 4 Science:
    {Lesson Plan - Wiki.pdf}
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    Although research surrounding the use of RAFT assignments specifically is limited, it can be maintained that RAFT assignments are extremely valuable because they are a form of differentiated instruction. RAFTs give students multiple opportunities to demonstrate learning, and challenge teachers to be flexible to accommodate multiple learner needs. RAFT assignments ask students to think in ways slightly more complex than their initial thought processes. The RAFT becomes a tool that leads to higher level thinking; the idea of providing a student with help or scaffolding until they are able to complete a task independently is supported by Lev Vygotsky’s theories on the Zone of Proximal Development. Essentially, students develop more enriched learning experiences because they continually expand their current level of mastery. The effectiveness of differentiated instruction has been echoed more recently by classroom research conducted by Fisher (1980 in Tomlinson, 2000). According to these findings, management is more effective and students are more engaged in learning when differentiated instruction is used.
    Two Lesson Plans that Demonstrate the Use of this Strategy:
    INSERT TWO LESSON PLANSGrade 4 Science:
    {Lesson Plan - Wiki.pdf}
    Grade 11 English:
    {RAFT English Lesson Plan.pdf}

    Resources:
    Dare to Differentiate. (2010). RAFT Assignments. Retrieved February 1, 2010, from <http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/R.A.F.T.+Assignments>
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    A good method might be an exit slip. Have children name two or three things they know about a RAFT that they did not previously know; one thing they have a better understanding of than before about writing in this format and one question about the RAFT format.
    Research that Supports the Use of RAFT Assignments:
    {http://www.rcsdk8.org/headers_elem/elementary_school5.jpg}
    Although research surrounding the use of RAFT assignments specifically is limited, it can be maintained that RAFT assignments are extremely valuable because they are a form of differentiated instruction. RAFTs give students multiple opportunities to demonstrate learning, and challenge teachers to be flexible to accommodate multiple learner needs. RAFT assignments ask students to think in ways slightly more complex than their initial thought processes. The RAFT becomes a tool that leads to higher level thinking; the idea of providing a student with help or scaffolding until they are able to complete a task independently is supported by Lev Vygotsky’s theories on the Zone of Proximal Development. Essentially, students develop more enriched learning experiences because they continually expand their current level of mastery. The effectiveness of differentiated instruction has been echoed more recently by classroom research conducted by Fisher (1980 in Tomlinson, 2000). According to these findings, management is more effective and students are more engaged in learning when differentiated instruction is used.
    Two Lesson Plans that Demonstrate the Use of this Strategy:
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