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R.A.F.T. Assignments

RAFT Elementary Examples

RAFTing with Raptors: Connecting Science, English Language Arts, and the Common Core State Standards







RAFTing in Math

RAFTing in Science

RAFTING in Science with Animals











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Are We There Yet?


Picture book

An 8-year old girl and her family tour their county, Australia, as tourists. Not only amusing, but this appealing book introduces the culture and diversity of this huge continent.







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Bunnicula


Easy fiction

A small rabbit is found by the Monroe family at the movies on the night they saw a vampire movie makes Harold, the family dog, wonder if it's really a vampire bunny. The story is told from Harold's point of view, whose observations of the animals and the humans are laugh-out-loud funny.





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Diary of a Worm


Picture book

The life of a worm — from the worm's point of view as revealed in his diary makes a very funny picture book.





Flat Stanley
Flat Stanley


Flat Stanley


Easy fiction

Stanley functions quite normally in spite of the fact that he becomes only a quarter inch thick after a bulletin board flattens him — literally. This is the first of a series of books about Stanley and his travels.





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I Face the Wind


Picture book/nonfiction

The nature (the properties and characteristics) of the wind is introduced in this easy informational book.





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Nic Bishop's Frogs


Nonfiction

Stunning color photographs of frogs are used to show how these beautiful creatures survive in the wild. The Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley (Scholastic) uses Bishop's amazing photographs relates the saga of one creature and is appreciated by even younger children. (These are examples of real life adventure!)





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Two Bad Ants


Picture book

Separated from the colony, readers join two adventurous ants and see the world from a very different perspective.