Hey hey! So this week in first grade we are writing friendly letters. As part of our school's training in the 6+1 Traits of Writing, we are trying to help our kids focus on the Voice trait. One great tip that I learned from another teacher who came to visit our school is the R.A.F.T. method. It stands for Role, Audience, Format, and Topic. This is great to use when you are trying to help your students change their perspective and become more creative in their writing.