Two Bad Ants by Chris VanAllsburg
Today, I’ll share this RAFT assignment that I mentioned, but you’ll see that it is easy to modify RAFT papers to any book you’re using. Start with your mentor text and highlight the words chosen by the author. To download the free resource, simply click the image above or HERE.
If you’d enjoy using Two Bad Ants in your classroom, you might take a look at this unit I’ve put together. It includes before, during, and after activities for guided reading as well as seven pages devoted to analyzing word choice, planning for and developing descriptive writing to include vivid vocabulary, writing forms, and a revising checklist. Here’s a preview of what’s included.
Now, it’s your turn. What books are your favorites for word choice? Do you have a few favorite mentor texts that model word choice? Share your favorite titles below.