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    Traits of Writing

Trait Crate: Grade 1

Age: 6-7
Grade: Grade 1
Summary: 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 U sing Picture Books to Teach Writing With the Traits: 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. First Grade Picture Books Ideas: When I Am Old With You Organization: Red-Eyed Tree Frog Voice: Dog Breath Word Choice: A Grand Old Tree Sentence Fluency: Whales Passing Conventions: Where Are You Going? For use with Grade 1.

Available Formats:

Paperback

$93.75

Trait Crate: Kindergarten

Age: 5-6
Grade: Grade K
Summary: 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 materialsUsing Picture Books to Teach Writing With the Traits: 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. Kindergarten Picture Books Ideas: My Chair Organization: I Am America Voice: When Sophie Gets Really, Really Angry Word Choice: Mama Zooms Sentence Fluency: Charlie Parker Played Be Bop Conventions: No, David! For use with Grade K.

Available Formats:

Paperback

$93.75

Trait Crate: Grade 3

Age: 8-9
Grade: Grade 3
Summary: 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 third-grade version includes: 6 picture books: The Hickory Chair; The Paperboy; How Are You Peeling?; Into the A, B, C; Momma, Where Are You From?; and The Mega-Deluxe Capitalization Machine, 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 3.

Available Formats:

Paperback

$93.75

Trait Crate: Grade 2

Age: 7-8
Grade: Grade 2
Summary: 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: 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 YearVoice: Alice the Fairy Word Choice: The Best Class Picture Ever! Sentence Fluency: Dizzy Conventions: Chameleon! For use with Grade 2.

Available Formats:

Paperback

$93.75

Trait Crate: Grade 4

Age: 9-10
Grade: Grade 4
Summary: 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 fourth-grade version includes: 6 picture books: A Bad Case of Stripes; The Mud Pony; My Mama Had a Dancing Heart; Come On Rain; When Comma Came to Town; and Wolf! 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 4.

Available Formats:

Paperback

$93.75

Trait Crate: Grade 5

Age: 10-11
Grade: Grade 5
Summary: 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 andamp; 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.

Available Formats:

Paperback

$93.75

6 + 1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide: Grades K-2

Age: 5-8
Grade: Grades K-2
Summary: Why has the 6+1 TRAIT model had such a tremendous impact on writing instruction? Because it works. It allows teachers to pinpoint students' strengths and weaknesses in ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation, and, from there, plan and carry out instruction. Here Ruth Culham turns her expert eye to our youngest students. Like her groundbreaking guide for grades 3 and up, her new book contains scoring guides, sample papers with running commentary, and focus lessons for each trait, framed to address the particular needs of K-2 teachers.

Available Formats:

Paperback

$22.49

Trait Crate: Grade 8

Age: 13-14
Grade: Grade 8
Summary: 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 conversations, 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, whiteboard activities, and student reproducibles
  • 6 teaching posters perfect for middle school
  • Add to this Culham's best-selling professional book, Using Mentor to Teach Writing With the Traits, and color-coded stickers, and you've got a complete resource for teaching with th etraits. Best of all, these materials are organized ina sturdy box with hanging folders - one for each trait - for easy, expandable storage that will accomodate trait-based lesson materials for years to come.

    8th Grade Mentor Texts:

  • The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Dinkins by Barbara Kerley
  • The Black Diamond by Patricia C. and Fredrick McKissack
  • Samir and Yonatan by Daniella Carmi
  • Do You Read me? by Diane Webber
  • The Iceberg Hermit by Arthur Roth
  • Wings by Cristopher Myers
  • Available Formats:

    Paperback

    $93.75

    Trait Crate: Grade 6

    Age: 11-12
    Grade: Grade 6
    Summary: 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 conversations, 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, whiteboard activities, and student reproducibles
  • 6 teaching posters perfect for middle school
  • Add to this Culham's best-selling professional book, Using Mentor to Teach Writing With the Traits, and color-coded stickers, and you've got a complete resource for teaching with th etraits. Best of all, these materials are organized ina sturdy box with hanging folders - one for each trait - for easy, expandable storage that will accomodate trait-based lesson materials for years to come.

    6th Grade Mentor Texts:

  • Rules by Cinthia Lord
  • The Journey: Stories of Migrations by Cynthia Rylant
  • The Bunyans by Audrey Wood
  • Any Small Goodness by Tony Johnston
  • Island by Gordon Korman
  • The Day Martin Luther King, Jr., Was Shot by Jim Haskins
  • Available Formats:

    Paperback

    $93.75

    Trait Crate: Grade 7

    Age: 12-13
    Grade: Grade 7
    Summary: 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 conversations, 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, whiteboard activities, and student reproducibles
  • 6 teaching posters perfect for middle school
  • Add to this Culham's best-selling professional book, Using Mentor to Teach Writing With the Traits, and color-coded stickers, and you've got a complete resource for teaching with th etraits. Best of all, these materials are organized ina sturdy box with hanging folders - one for each trait - for easy, expandable storage that will accomodate trait-based lesson materials for years to come.

    7h Grade Mento Texts:

  • After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick
  • The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartolli
  • Oh My Gods by Megan E. Bryant
  • A Drop of Water by Walter Wick
  • Music of the Dolphins by Karen Hesse
  • Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
  • Available Formats:

    Paperback

    $93.75

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

    Age: 8-14
    Grade: Grades 3-6
    Summary: 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.

    Available Formats:

    Paperback

    $22.49

    Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for Middle School Grades 6-8

    Age: 11-14
    Grade: Grades 6-8
    Summary: The Complete Guide comes this collection of essential forms for assessing students, planning instruction, communicating with parents, and teaching forms of writing. From handy rubrics to weekly planning sheets to letters for encouraging writing at home, all the tools teachers need to make the most of the model are here, with clear guidelines for using them.

    Available Formats:

    Paperback

    $24.74
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