Presentation on theme: "R – Role A – Audience F – Format T – Topic S – Strong Verb"— Presentation transcript:
1R – Role A – Audience F – Format T – Topic S – Strong Verb Teachers says: If you know this acronym, you can take apart any prompt and your writing task will be much more clear.TTW model the definitions as the students write definitions either on a blank piece of paper or the teacher could create a worksheet that students fill in as the definitions are discussed ( students will use this as a reference later) .Teacher says:What does the word “role” mean to you? It is the who or what in the promptsWhat is the Audience? This is the people you are writing for…..Format? This is the way that you will be writing. Ask yourself- Will I be writing an essay? Or a persuasive letter? Etc.Topic? This is also found in the prompt and it is important that you understand it in order to stick to the what you will be writing about.Strong verb? Some times the verb is not explicitly stated and other times it is. You have to look within the prompt and underline the verb.
2The cafeteria manager would like input about foods to add to thecafeteria menu; write a persuasiveletter to her about your threefavorite foods, and explain whyshe should include them as choices.
3Put it all together! Role: you Audience: cafeteria manager Format: letterTopic: three foods you’d like added to the cafeteria menuStrong verb: persuade, convince
4The cafeteria manager would like audienceinput about foods to add to thecafeteria menu; write a persuasiveformatletter to her about your threefavorite foods, and convince her totopic strong verbinclude them. role: you
6Ask yourself some questions: What should I remember about format? persuasive lettergreeting, body, closing, signature, correct punctuationWhat is my role? I am writing as myself.Discuss questions. Model thinking.
7How will my audience affect my word choice and content How will my audience affect my word choice and content? I want to impress the cafeteria manager, so I will choose words carefully and proofread so my message is clear.Am I comfortable with content?Certainly! I love food!
8How will my purpose affect my word choice and content How will my purpose affect my word choice and content? If I’m convincing enough, she’ll take me seriously, and I’ll get my three foods added to the menu.
9If necessary, create an outline or graphic organizer to plan the draft. (prewriting)What do you have to think about at this point? The three foods you want, the reasons you want them, and convincing support. Example of graphic organizer.
10Calcium for strong bones High fiber Alternative to sugary cereal Example Graphic OrganizerSoft swirlyogurtRaspberryGranolaFresh spinachWhy?DeliciousLow fatCalcium for strong bonesHigh fiberAlternative to sugary cerealVitamin CFolic acidVitamin DPopeye’s favorite
11Write the first draft of the application. (drafting)
12January 10,2020Dear Mrs. Havill,:My name is Jane Smith, and I am writing because I heard you’d likeinput from students about which three foods should be added to themenu. I would like you to consider adding soft swirl yogurt, raspberrygranola, and fresh spinach.Soft swirl yogurt is an excellent choice because it is a delicious treat that has less fat than ice cream. Some yogurts are fortified with calcium for strong bones, too, so students would reap health benefits from this dessert.Raspberry granola is my second favorite food; I’d appreciate it if you’d add this tantalizing, high fiber alternative to sugar-laden cold cereal. The raspberries also contain Vitamin C, so perhaps eating the granola could help our students avoid getting colds.Fresh spinach should be added to the cafeteria menu because if it’s good enough for Popeye, it’s good enough for our school. Spinach is chock full of Vitamin D and folic acid which are other valuable nutrients our bodies need.Thank you for taking the time to consider adding soft swirl yogurt, raspberry granola, and fresh spinach to the school menu. I look forward to hearing from you soon.Sincerely,Jane Smith
13When your rough draft is complete, go back to the R.A.F.T.S. components to makesure you accomplishedthe task.Read your rough draft carefully as you recall each component of R.A.F.T.S.
14Monitor word choice to make sure it is consistently appropriate for the audience. Is the writer convincing in his/her role?Is the format correct?Did the writer stick to the topic?Is the author’s purpose clear?
15Proofread, and use the checklist provided on the test! (editing)
18Prompt:People run for elected office, from President of the U.S. to class officers in school. You are running for class president. Write an essay convincing your classmates that you are the best choice for class president.Who remembers what we do first? Read the prompt more than once. Dissect the prompt. Do it.
19Audience: your classmates Format: persuasive essay Role: youAudience: your classmatesFormat: persuasive essayTopic: why you are the best choice for class presidentStrong verb: convinceDid you get it?
20You are running for class President; rolewrite a persuasive essay to yourformatclassmates that convinces them thatAudience strong verbyou will make the best choicetopicto lead the class.
22Write the first draft.Check the R.A.F.T.S. again to make sure the objectivehas been met.Revise to improve.Edit using checklist.And finally…………
23Be proud of your work!This is a reference page to use
24Writing to Prompts:R stands for ______________________________________________ A stands for_______________________________________________ F stands for_______________________________________________ T stands for_______________________________________________ S stands for_______________________________________________Step 1: __________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Step 2:___________________________________________________ Step 3:___________________________________________________ Step 4:___________________________________________________ Finally,___________________________________________________
25Writing prompt: Do the steps! You have entered a contest to design a machine that will clean you room. Draw a picture of your machine with captions and explain in paragraph form how it works. If you win the contest, the team of engineers will build your machine.This is an added prompt
26Writing Prompt: Do the steps! Imagine you are an endangered flying squirrel living in the forest that is about to be leveled to make way for a shopping center. Write a letter to the construction company president persuading him to find someplace else to build and leave your forest alone.This is the last slide in the presentation all other slides are hidden and you may use them as references
27Do the steps!You are the supervisor of transportation for the School District. Write an to a teacher who needs to know how much it will cost to take a field trip to the art museum, which is 20 miles away. In your message, explain the cost of transportation, and consider the high cost of gasoline.
28Do the steps!You are a high school baseball player. A sports card company executive is interested in putting your photo and statistics on a baseball card as part of a series focusing on young players. Predict your home runs, batting average, and runs batted in for the forthcoming year based on last season. Send the information in form to the executive.
29Do the steps!One of your favorite things to do is go to the movies with your friends on Friday nights. However, this week one of your teachers called to inform your parents that you haven’t been doing your homework. Create a list of reasons convincing your parents your should still attend the movies and what you will do to complete your homework.