6 + 1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide Grades 3 and Up

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Scholastic Inc., Jan 1, 2003 - Education - 304 pages
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Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, and Presentation. Look at good writing in any genre, and you'll find these traits. Think of them as the fuel that stokes the engine of writing. With this book, teachers will learn how to assess student work for these traits and plan instruction. And they'll be amazed at how the writing in their classroom improves. Includes scoring guides, focus lessons, and activities for teaching each trait. For use with Grades 3 & Up.
 

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I really like how this book approaches writing by providing manageable chunks to focus lessons on. There were very good teaching ideas for voice trait, weak for organization trait. I haven't got to ... Read full review

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Contents

The Weave of Assessment and Instruction
20
Ideas Digging for Sapphires
33
Organization Herding Cats
68
Voice Finding the Golden Thread
100
Word Choice Learning the Lingo
139
Sentence Fluency Listening to the Page
176
Conventions Minding Your Table Manners
212
Presentation Rolling Out the Welcome Mat
247
Bibliography
261
Appendices
264
StudentFriendly Scoring Guides
266
Tips on Traits
273
Practice Papers for Scoring the Traits
279
Index
303
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The 6+1 Traits of Writing model is used throughout the United States and the world. It has become a highly respected, essential tool for evaluating student writing and planning instruction. Its primary author, Ruth Culham, is unit manager for the assessment program at Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) in Portland, Oregon. As the recognized expert in 6+1 Traits of Writing model, she conducts workshops, designs institutes, writes extensively on the topic. Prior to joining NWREL, Ruth was a classroom teacher for 19 years.

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