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The 6 + 1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide: Grades 3 and Up Paperback – Jan 1 2003
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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.
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This book has really taught me a lot about using the traits. Each chapter is very in depth and has good examples. There are sample lesson plans and suggestions on ways to emphasize each of the traits.
I like the traits because it's a great way to break writing into manageable parts. I'm not just telling my students they got a "C" on a paper. Instead, I'm telling them they wrote a paper that has some strengths and some weaknesses. Further, I can tell them where the weaknesses are and what I think they should do to improve it.
But, maybe the best thing is that I am teaching them to score each other's papers and it guides their thinking and scoring. There's a companion book of worksheets and other reproducibles that is almost a must have because it includes rubrics and scoring sheets for students to use.
My only wish is that there was a separate book for secondary students. The standards for writing are different. But, even still, this book does cover secondary teaching and I find it very useful.
I highly recommend this book if you want to teach your students to be better writers.
As an added bonus, Ruth practices what she preaches. The book is beautifully written, strong in all the traits. I truly enjoyed reading it from cover to cover. Writing teachers of all levels will treasure this valuable resource!
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This is an excellent guide in helping your students become better writers. Furthermore, as a classroom teacher in Texas, I feel that it will greatly help my students achieve... Read morePublished on June 27 2004 by el teacher
Save the $1,000+ you'd spend on a workshop! This paperback has it all. And you get to keep it with you for future reference! Read morePublished on Dec 12 2003 by Mala
Ruth Culham's text is easy to use, clear and concise, and certainly a companion volume to Vicki Spandel's book. Read morePublished on June 11 2003 by Joyce Corbin