6 + 1 Traits of Writing

The Complete Guide

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439280389

Category: Education

Page: 304

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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.

40 Reproducible Forms for the Writing Traits Classroom

Checklists, Graphic Organizers, Rubrics and Scoring Sheets, and More to Boost Students' Writing Skills in All Seven Traits

Author: Ruth Culham,Amanda Wheeler

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439556842

Category: Education

Page: 64

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Checklists, graphic organizers, rubrics and scoring sheets and more to boost students' writing skills in all seven traits.

Traits of Writing

The Complete Guide for Middle School

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545013635

Category: Education

Page: 336

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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.

Using Picture Books to Teach Writing with the Traits

An Annotated Bibliography of More Than 150 Mentor Texts with Teacher-tested Lessons : K-2

Author: Ruth Culham,Raymond Coutu

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545025119

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Provides eighteen trait-focused lessons based on specific picture books, along with 150 annotations of both new and classic books.

Six Plus One Traits of Writing

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439574129

Category: Education

Page: 304

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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.

6 Ways to Teach the 6 Traits of Writing

Author: Betty Hollas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781884548871

Category: Education

Page: 128

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In this outstanding book, Betty offers scores of strategies for building strong writers in your classroom. You'll learn 3 key things to remember about each trait, great books for modeling the traits, how to provide valuable writing practice (without cutting into other learning time), how students can assess their own writing, and much more. Includes assessment rubrics and other reproducibles plus CD with writing samples and printable copies of the reproducibles.

Trait Crate

Grade 5

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439687331

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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In this amazing kit, writing expert Ruth Culham gives you grade-perfect picture books with in-depth lessons to help you teach the traits of writing—ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. The fifth-grade version includes • 6 picture books: Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street; A. Lincoln and Me; Dear Mrs. LaRue; Blood & Gore Like You've Never Seen!; Black Cat; and Francine Fribble, Proofreading Policewoman • Six 16-page teaching guides, each with a step-by-step model lesson, graphic organizers, a scoring rubric, and extension activities; • 12 transparencies; and • 6 colorful teaching posters. Add to this Culham's best-selling professional book, Using Picture Books to Teach Writing With the Traits, and color-coded stickers, and you’ve got a complete resource for teaching with the traits. Best of all, these materials are organized in a sturdy box with hanging folders—one for each trait—for easy, expandable storage that will accommodate trait-based lesson materials for years to come. For use with Grade 5.

Using Benchmark Papers to Teach Writing with the Traits

Grades 3-5

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545138413

Category: Education

Page: 96

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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!

The Writing Thief

Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Craft of Writing

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!

100 Trait-specific Comments

A Quick Guide for Giving Constructive Feedback on Student Writing

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439796026

Category: Education

Page: 24

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Provides ideas for comments to give to students when evaluating writing exercises, with each comment categorized according to its corresponding writing trait.

The Traits of Writing

A Big Classroom Reference Guide

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439794206

Category: Education

Page: 26

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A unique trait-based resource from expert Ruth Culham, this big, informative flip chart is a student-friendly guide to the traits—ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. For each trait, you’ll find a definition, writing tips, a scoring rubric, and two model essays (low- and high-scoring samples). The large print and oversize pages make it perfect for mini-lessons, small-group work, conferences, and more. The ideal companion to any trait-based writing classroom. For use with Grades 3-5.

Water Dance

Author: Thomas Locker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547546416

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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From a gentle mountain pond to a raging waterfall or from a silent ocean mist to a sparkling rainbow, dramatic text and paintings give water voice and substance in this tribute to water in all its glorious forms. Inspiring and informative, Water Dance is a poetic introduction to one of nature’s most basic elements. Scientific facts about water and its role in our lives are included. “Thirteen lushly romantic oil paintings, accompanied by spare, poetic text, offer viewers a sensuous introduction to the water cycle.”--The Bulletin

Traits of Writing

A Professional Development Video Series

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439894715

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Designed to show viewers how to use the analytic trait model to assess sample student papers from grades 3 through 5 and how to use assessment data to design focus lessons on each of the traits.

Traits Crate Plus, Digital Enhanced Edition Grade 3

Teaching Informational, Narrative, and Opinion Writing with Mentor Texts

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545837712

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Bring literature to life in the writing classroom! With six all-new mentor texts per grade and 24 time-saving lessons, Ruth Culham’s Trait Crate Plus expands and enriches the reading-and-writing experience. In addition to the valuable features and components of the original Trait Crate, this enhanced edition offers: * An emphasis on modes--narrative, informational, and opinion--to help you address higher standards * A companion website that provides access to dozens of downloadable pages for students, video interviews with children’s authors, and student-friendly scoring guides * Culham’s bestseller, The Writing Thief, which takes a deep dive into the theory and practice of using mentor texts to teach the craft of writing Grade 3 Mentor Texts: Ideas: The Swing Organization: Train Voice: The Pet Shop Revolution Word Choice: Lizards Sentence Fluency: Too Many Toys Conventions: Exclamation Mark Using fiction and nonfiction children’s books as models, Trait Crate Plus makes teaching writing engaging and relevant through the lessons and activities that inspire complex literacy thinking and learning for every student.

Trait Crate, Grade 7

Mentor Texts, Model Lessons, and More to Teach Writing with the 6 Traits

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545318631

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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In these amazing kits, writing expert Ruth Culham gives you grade-perfect mentor texts with in-depth lessons to help you teach the traits of writing ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. Each kit includes: 6 mentor texts 6 16-page teaching guides, each with four model lessons, student reproducibles, a scoring rubric, and extension activities A CD with mentor-text passages, passages, student reproducibles, and scoring guides. 6 teaching posters perfect for middle school Add to this Culham's best-selling professional book, Using Mentor Texts to Teach Writing With the Traits, and color-coded stickers, and you've got a complete resource for teaching with the traits. Best of all, these materials are organized in a sturdy box with hanging folders -- one for each trait-for easy, expandable storage that will accommodate traitbased lesson materials for years to come. 7th Grade Mentor Texts: After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartolli Mythlopedia Oh My Gods by Megan E. Bryant A Drop of Water by Walter Wick The Music of the Dolphins by Karen Hesse Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

Getting Started With the Traits Grades K-2

Writing Lessons, Activities, Scoring Guides, and More for Successfully Launching Trait-Based Instruction in Your Classroom

Author: Ruth Culham,Raymond Coutu

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545111911

Category: Education

Page: 112

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For primary-grade teachers who want to weave the traits into their writing program but are unsure where to begin, help has arrived! This book contain just what they need to get started: trait-focused lessons, activities, reproducibles, scoring guides, conference comments, scored sample papers, children's book lists, and teaching tips. But Culham and Coutu do more than provide ""stuff""; they provide reliable, levelheaded, easy-to-follow advice on applying the traits so teachers begin seeing results in their students' work from day one. For use with Grades K-2.

Daily Trait Warm-Ups

180 Revision and Editing Activities to Kick Off Writing Time

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545095990

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 207

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The most daunting tasks of writing-revision and editing-just became easier and more manageable with the publication of this book. Ruth Culham targets specific skills with short, powerful activities that help students gain independence and confidence as they revise their work for ideas, organization, voice, word choice, and sentence fluency, and edit it for conventions. The book contains 180 reproducible/downloadable activities-one for each day of the school year-on paper and CD. Plus think-abouts, scoring guides, checklists, and more. For use with Grades 3 and up.

Dream Wakers

Mentor Texts That Celebrate Latino Culture

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1625311117

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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"There is power that resides in outstanding culturally diverse literature--a power that has the potential to engage students in reading and teach them about the art and craft of writing." --Ruth Culham We dream of a time when all students will be confident, capable readers and writers. When we teach students to read as writers using mentor texts, we awaken that dream and make it real. Imagine the power of providing students with books that show them their faces, their culture, their lives on every page. And imagine how every classroom's collection of mentor texts can grow by adding books that celebrate diversity. In Dream Wakers: Mentor Texts That Celebrate Latino Culture, Ruth Culham focuses her love of children's literature--and her decades of work developing the traits of writing--on books that celebrate Latino life and culture. She provides a wide variety of ideas to teach writing using some of the richest and most beautiful children's books available. Dream Wakers gives you: * An annotated list of more than 120 books with do-it-today lesson ideas for teaching the traits of writing--Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, and Conventions. More than half of the books listed are bilingual or offer English and/or Spanish editions. * Eleven original, insightful essays by renowned children's authors of some of the featured books * A handy reference chart that helps teachers locate books quickly by trait, genre, language, and author/publisher information. Ruth encourages all of us to make sure students of all backgrounds have access to high-quality, culturally diverse texts and recognize the difference those texts will make in their reading lives, as well as in their perception of themselves as a thinkers, learners, and citizens.

Using Mentor Texts to Teach Writing With the Traits

Middle School: Grades 6-8

Author: Ruth Culham,James Blasingame,Raymond Coutu

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545138437

Category: Education

Page: 128

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150 Carefully Chosen Books to Strengthen Students' Writing in All 6 Traits

The CAFE Book

Engaging All Students in Daily Literacy Assessment & Instruction

Author: Gail Boushey,Joan Moser

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571107282

Category: Education

Page: 204

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Instructs educators on using the CAFE system to develop student's reading skills and promote comprehension, including information on tracking growth and how to talk to students.