6 1 Traits Of Writing

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439280389
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Describes the traits of good writing in any genre and includes information on assessing student writing skills, lesson planning, and activities.

Traits Of Writing

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545013635
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Provides teachers with trait-specific assessment materials, including scoring guides, benchmark papers, and sample conference comments, along with warm-up exercises, focus lessons, and activities for the middle school classroom.

Six Plus One Traits Of Writing

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439574129
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Describes the traits of good writing in any genre and includes information on assessing student writing skills, lesson planning, and activities.

Using Picture Books To Teach Writing With The Traits

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545025119
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Provides eighteen trait-focused lessons based on specific picture books, along with 150 annotations of both new and classic books.

Reproducible Forms For The Writing Traits Classroom

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545138444
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This time-saving resource contains over 50 reproducible forms for assessing writing, planning instruction, keeping records, communicating with parents, and--most importantly--helping students in grades 6 to 8 write with conviction and confidence.Includes a CD of reproducible forms from the book; all-new scoring guides and scoring sheets for each trait, developed just for middle school teachers; essential tools that help both teachers and students determine progress in writing; handy checklists for use throughout the writing process--drafting, revising, and editing.An easy-to-navigate format, organized by "forms for teachers" and "forms for students".The perfect companion to Cullham's Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for Middle School.

The Trait Crate Grade 2

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545074728
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Teaching writing just got easier and more effective because of these sturdy “crates.” In them, teachers will find everything they need to help students use the six traits-ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions-improve their writing. Each crate contains an array of materials designed to engage students and enrich their writing experiences, including: • 6 high-interest picture books hand selected for each trait • 6 teaching guides filled with step-by-step lessons, graphic organizers, a scoring guide, and extension activities • Sing-Along Trait Songs, a music CD containing lively, trait-specific songs to share with your students. Includes a “bonus track” on presentation. • 6 full-color 17” x 22” posters contain lyrics to the songs on the CD • Color-coded stickers for organizing classroom libraries and teaching materials • Using Picture Books to Teach Writing With the Traits: K-2, 112-page resource containing 18 step-by-step lessons and 150 annotations of new and classic books, organized by trait What's more, each crate comes with hanging folders—one for each trait—for easy, expandable storage for years to come. Second Grade Picture Books Ideas: Tulip Sees America Organization: A Busy Year Voice: Alice the Fairy Word Choice: The Best Class Picture Ever! Sentence Fluency: Dizzy Conventions: Chameleon! For use with Grade 2.

The Writing Thief

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1625311419
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It's been said that good writers borrow while great writers steal. Writing thieves read widely, dive deeply into texts, and steal bits and pieces from great texts as models for their own writing. Ruth Culham admits to being a writing thief--and she wants you and your students to become writing thieves, too! A major part of good writing instruction is finding the right mentor texts to share with students. Within this book, you'll discover more than 90 excellent mentor texts, along with straight-forward activities that incorporate the traits of writing across informational, narrative, and argument modes. Chapters also include brief essays from beloved writing thieves such as Lester Laminack, David L. Harrison, Lisa Yee, Nicola Davies, Ralph Fletcher, Toni Buzzeo, Lola Schaefer, and Kate Messner, detailing the reading that has influenced their own writing. Ruth's renowned easy-going style and friendly tone make this a book you'll turn to again and again as you guide your students to reach their full potential as deep, thoughtful readers and great writers. There's a writing thief in each of us when we learn how to read with a writer's eye!

Month By Month Trait Based Writing Instruction

Author: Maria P. Walther
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545066938
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In this comprehensive resource, two veteran primary teachers share a multi-faceted approach to teaching writing that seamlessly combines the use of powerful mentor texts, strategy lessons, and the traitsNideas, organization, word choice, voice, sentence fluency, and conventions. Their yearlong planNorganized month-by-monthNincludes ideas for interactive morning messages, read-aloud suggestions, and more than 75 mini-lessons for teaching genre, grammar, the traits, and much more. Also included are reproducible planning sheets for a variety of genres and editing checklists, plus more than 250 literature suggestions. You'll find everything you need to help your young writers soar! For use with Grades KÐ2.

Teach Writing Well

Author: Ruth Culham
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ISBN: 9781625311177
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Ask successful writers and they'll tell you, the key to writing well is revision. Ask elementary school teachers and they'll tell you, the real challenge of writing instruction is teaching kids how to revise. Ruth Culham is both a successful writer and a writing teacher, and she's discovered how to teach writing and revision in a way that's accessible to both teacher and students: First read the writing, assess it using the traits of writing, then teach the writers and guide revision decisions using traits as a common language and map. This book shows you how to assess and teach writing in a way that's practical and doable--and best of all, see results. Part 1 walks you through the traits of writing and their key qualities, showing step by step how to read students' writing and offer feedback that nudges them forward through the revision process. Chapters will help you address challenges students face within each mode of writing (narrative, expository, persuasive), and provide tools young writers can use to evaluate their own writing and make revision decisions accordingly. Part 2 dives into instruction, offering specific guidance for how to use what you've learned from reading student writing to design lessons that scaffold students toward making their own craft decisions and revisions. In addition, there's an entire chapter devoted to mentor texts that you can use to model traits and key qualities for your students.

Using Benchmark Papers To Teach Writing With The Traits

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545138413
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Trait expert Ruth Culham has culled papers from diverse classrooms and collated them here into a unique trait-based teaching resource. Each paper is scored by trait and includes teacher commentary explaining the evaluation based on Culham's scoring guides, which are included in the book. You'll find six papers per trait, spanning the grading continuum from low to high. Put papers on the overhead or Smartboard as models for a whole-class writing lesson, make copies for small-group discussions of a trait, invite students to critique or rank papers...these are just a few of the possibilities. All papers are included on CDin two versions--original and with teacher comments.- Includes CD with interactive PDFs!- Perfect for interactive white boards!