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ERIC Number: EJ1013861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
RAFTing with Raptors: Connecting Science, English Language Arts, and the Common Core State Standards
Senn, Gary J.; McMurtrie, Deborah H.; Coleman, Bridget K.
Middle School Journal (J3), v44 n3 p52-55 Jan 2013
This article explores using the RAFT strategy (Role, Audience, Format, Topic) for writing in science classes. The framework of the RAFT strategy will be explained, and connections with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy will be discussed. Finally, there will be a discussion of a professional learning experience for teachers in which they implemented the CCSS for ELA/Literacy in middle grades science classes. The teachers used RAFT strategies to develop instruction about birds of prey, or raptors. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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