RAFT writing sample


Covid 19 VS school Gems International School

Palam Vihar, Gurgaon

13 May 2020
Devastating Covid -19,
I am GIS, Palam Vihar, and let me tell you here that you are very gut-wrenching and you are the only reason why the whole world is under the cloud of the threat to life. It has never been that my soul has been departed from my body, but you have done that. I am in depression, I have lost myself completely, I miss those surprises. My doors getting dirty because of the Diwali Rangolis, the hair removal all of the weirdos did with the help of tape. The cheers made for a soccer match, the shouts echoing in the corridor and all my besties have a picnic time with me in the washroom. Argh!! you are disgusting, you are the most devastating organism. You keep juggling from hands to hands right come to me I will embrace you and crush you into pieces, then mix you with water and then I will keep shaking the bottle till you stop spreading your colors. Remember once you step in hell, me and my cronies, whom I would have embraced in my arms, will surely pray for you to never rest in peace, cause you have been provided with great delight on Earth, and never return. Read this letter to your mom and dad also and better stay within your limits.

Your enemy,

GIS Building.

R.A.F.T Writing exemplar

RAFT writing is a fun way to improve your writing skills and take your creative juices out. It enhances your thinking power by visualizing the situation you are in, i.e the role you are playing!
RAFT- The wrong house
Role of the writer – Library
Audience- Owner( Mr. Samuel W Rogers)
Format – Complain letter
Topic+strong verb – You left me behind!
Dear Samuel,
It’s been a week since you left the house with your family. You had promised me, you would take at least one of my books but you were so busy in packing that you didn’t realize when you left your beloved library behind, amidst dust and cobwebs. You have been careless. You covered the furniture with sheets, rolled the rugs and kept them aside, closed the windows, locked the doors but did you remember me? What about my books? They have been covered with layers of dust. I am not being cleaned and nor is anyone taking books from me and sitting on the armchair by the fireplace reading them. I am very angry and your punishment is that I have hidden some of your favourite books in my racks. As for me, I cant wait for you to return. I have written a poem for you all this pass time. Here it goes-
It was a Sunday morning,
When you got up to pack,
I was crying for you,
But it is good hearing you lack.
You would have taken me with you,
Had you kept it in mind,
But you were too busy with others
And you left me behind!
( By Pradnya Bhatt)

English Mini Lesson Plan: Picture Study J.M.W. Turner Shipwreck Sea Storm paintings


English Mini Lesson Plan: Picture Study J.M.W. Turner Shipwreck Sea Storm paintings

A brief introduction of J.M.W. Turner was given and his work of art was discussed. Students were exposed to the elements of artistic work for the first time. They were familiarized with how to focus on certain aspects of any artwork, i.e minute detailing: drawing, colours, shades, brushwork etc. Some time was given to them to do silent study of the picture and appreciate the sense of beauty it depicts. Brainstorming writing prompts were given to them in order to assess how much they have retained.

Picture analysis J.M.W Turner

Picture analysis J.M.W Turner

J.M.W Turner's Shipwreck paintings picture study analysis samples

J.M.W Turner’s Shipwreck paintings picture study analysis samples

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English Mini Lesson plan : Letter to Santa on Christmas



English Free Mini Lesson plan: Letter to Santa on Christmas

Topic – Letter to Santa ( activity)

Understand the structure of a letter including name and address, date, greeting, body, signature etc. It gave an opportunity to the teacher to teach how to sequence their thoughts. Students wrote a heartfelt letter to Santa.

The Christmas Story was played. Later, quiz related to the same was conducted to check the understanding.

Letter to Santa Sample: Christmas activity

Letter to Santa Sample: Christmas activity

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Free Mini Lesson Plan – Direct Speech activity


Free Mini Lesson Plan – Direct Speech activity

Name: Puja Brahmi

Subject: English

Grade: III A

Attendance: /26

Lesson/Chapter: Speech marks worksheet

Teaching aids: colours, clay, whiteboard and worksheet

Methodology: Role play was conducted of everyday speech; it enabled the students to apply the content and make connections to ‘actual spoken words’, students created their favourite cartoon characters and filled the speech bubbles on their own. Thereafter, recapitulated the questions attempted in the worksheet.

Challenges: Some students required more guidance to construct meaningful sentences.66 and 99 rule was reinforced to strengthen the concept.

speech marks activity woorksheet

speech marks activity worksheet