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Daily 6-Trait Writing
Help your child develop writing skills using daily lessons that fit into every language arts program. Are you familiar with trait writing? Trait-based writing is an impressive method educators have developed to determine if a child's writing is skilled or not.
The six traits or characteristics that shape quality writing are content; organization; word choice; sentence fluency; voice; and conventions, which include grammar, spelling, and mechanics. It may sound ominous, but Daily 6-Trait Writing has made it effortless.
With 125 dynamic writing lessons, Daily 6-Trait Writing will provide your child practice and instruction concerning all the skills essential to becoming a competent writer. Research proves that a solid understanding of the six traits of writing improves a child's ability to write successfully, and just fifteen minutes or less a day is all it will take. Daily 6-Trait Writing is correlated to state standards for educators, with a dash of fun for our apprentice writers.
Twenty-five weeks of instruction cover the following trait-based writing skills:
Week 1: Choosing a Strong Idea
Week 2: Writing a Topic Sentence and Supporting Details
Week 3: Developing Character, Setting, and Plot Ideas
Week 4: Elaborating on Ideas and Details
Week 5: Maintaining Your Focus
Week 1: Sequencing
Week 2: Organizing Information Logically
Week 3: Organizing Information to Compare and Contrast
Week 4: Organizing to Persuade
Week 5: Choosing Which Way to Organize Your Writing
Week 1: Writing About Action
Week 2: Using Descriptive Language
Week 3: Using Figurative Language
Week 4: Choosing Words for Your Audience
Week 5: Getting the Reader's Attention
Week 1: Combining Sentences with Conjunctions
Week 2: Writing Complex Sentences
Week 3: Parallel Structure Within a Sentence
Week 4: Beginning Sentences in Different Ways
Week 5: Writing a Smooth Paragraph
Week 1: Identifying Different Writing Styles
Week 2: Using Different Voices for Different Purposes
Week 3: Using Voice in Poetry
Week 4: Writing from Different Points of View
Week 5: Writing Persuasively
Give fifth-graders the fun and focused writing practice they need to become strong and successful writers. The 125 engaging, ten- to fifteen-minute lessons support any writing program.
Daily 6-Trait Writing
is the first product to provide students in grades 1-6+ with practice and instruction on trait-based writing skills using a daily practice format. Each book in Daily 6-Trait Writing provides twenty-five weeks of direct instruction and practice in the critical skills students need to become strong and successful writers.
Here's why you'll love Daily 6-Trait Writing:
Includes 125 dynamic trait-based writing lessons. There's no need to stress over coming up with creative and engaging writing lessons--it's been done for you! The 125 lessons cover each of the six traits, using fun ten- to fifteen-minute activities.
Integrates easily into any writing program and any classroom. Lessons are flexible and can be used in a variety of teaching situations. Use them to instruct students trait by trait, to enhance writing workshops, to provide additional support for your primary writing program, or target and practice the specific skills your students need help with.
Supports struggling and reluctant writers. Motivating topics and activities that break writing down into specific, approachable skills allow struggling students to practice writing without feeling intimidated or overwhelmed.
Contains scaffolded lessons and activities. Weekly lessons lead students through the mastery of each trait. Writing skills are introduced on Day 1 and progress in difficulty until students apply what they've learned to a writing prompt on Day 5.
Strengthens writing fluency. Daily activities provide students with frequent, focused writing practice. As students gain more experience and exposure to the writing traits, they'll automatically begin to apply trait-based writing skills and concepts to their own writing.
Based on current research and best practices. Research proves that a solid understanding of the six traits of writing enhances students' ability to write successfully. Read the white paper.
Correlated to state standards.
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