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R – Role A – Audience F – Format T – Topic S – Strong Verb
The cafeteria manager would like input about foods to add to the cafeteria menu; write a persuasive letter to her about your three favorite foods, and explain why she should include them as choices.
Put it all together! Role: you Audience: cafeteria manager Format: letter Topic: three foods you’d like added to the cafeteria menu Strong verb: persuade, convince
The cafeteria manager would like audience input about foods to add to the cafeteria menu; write a persuasive format letter to her about your three favorite foods, and convince her to topicstrong verb include them. role: you
Brainstorm before you write!
Ask yourself some questions: What should I remember about format? persuasive letter greeting, body, closing, signature, correct punctuation What is my role? I am writing as myself.
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!
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.
If necessary, create an outline or graphic organizer to plan the draft. (prewriting)
Soft swirl yogurt Raspberry Granola Fresh spinach Why? Delicious Low fat Calcium for strong bones Why? High fiber Alternative to sugary cereal Vitamin C Why? Folic acid Vitamin D Popeye’s favorite Example Graphic Organizer
Write the first draft of the application. (drafting)
January 10,2020 Dear Mrs. Havill,: My name is Jane Smith, and I am writing because I heard you’d like input from students about which three foods should be added to the menu. I would like you to consider adding soft swirl yogurt, raspberry granola, 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
When your rough draft is complete, go back to the R.A.F.T.S. components to make sure you accomplished the task.
Monitor 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?
Proofread, and use the checklist provided on the test! (editing)
Practice, practice, and practice some more!
Prompt: 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.
Role: you Audience: your classmates Format: persuasive essay Topic: why you are the best choice for class president Strong verb: convince
You are running for class President; role write a persuasive essay to your format classmates that convinces them that Audience strong verb you will make the best choice topic to lead the class.
Make a graphic organizer. Plan what to say.
Write the first draft. Check the R.A.F.T.S. again to make sure the objective has been met. Revise to improve. Edit using checklist. And finally…………
Be proud of your work!
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