R.A.F.T.s are writing projects! An excellent form of differentiated instruction, R.A.F.T.s empower students by allowing them to choose the topic and scenario that meets their level of knowledge. R.A.F.T.s will also require them to think critically and imaginatively about diverse topics. See several classroom-ready R.A.F.T.s at this link.
These 72 differentiated literacy sentence starters will help your students develop the necessary communication skills to discuss books in meaningful ways. These cards can be used to focus student discussions during Turn and Talk and partnership times. They may also be used as sentence starters in literacy journals. I've included 4 blank cards for you in case you'd like to add your own sentence starters.