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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:

Ideas
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: Keeping Your Focus

Organization
Week 1: Sequencing
Week 2: Grouping Together Ideas and Details
Week 3: Describing Things by Position
Week 4: Grouping by How Things Are Alike or Different
Week 5: Choosing Which Way to Organize Your Writing

Word Choice
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

Sentence Fluency
Week 1: Revising Run-on Sentences
Week 2: Combining Sentences with Conjunctions
Week 3: More Ways to Combine Sentences
Week 4: Beginning Sentences in Different Ways
Week 5: Writing a Smooth Paragraph

Voice
Week 1: Examining Different Writing Styles
Week 2: Choosing a Voice to Match Your Purpose
Week 3: Writing from Different Points of View
Week 4: Using Voice in Poetry
Week 5: Developing Your Own Voice

Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2016 Third-Grade Curriculum Kit!
Flip through the first twenty pages of Daily 6-Trait Writing Grade 4

Publisher's Information
Pages: 160
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 2008
ISBN: 9781596732889
Publisher: Evan-Moor
Made In: USA
Consumable: Yes
Reproducible: Yes
Faith-Based: No

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

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Great writing tool! November 18, 2013
Reviewer: Stephanie L.  
This is the third Trait Writing workbook my son's used; we are very pleased with this series.

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Writing for 4th Grade - by Petra School December 28, 2011
Reviewer: Angie from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
Our Background? – Our 4th grade son, Jon, has not had a lot of “writing class” experience.  He is quite prolific in his sketchbooks, narrating his photos, both verbally and written. He has been taking a Grammar class this year and is learning the mechanics of writing. However, he has not had any Proof Reading classes to find errors in other’s writing, as I have been allowing him creative artistic freedom when he puts pen to paper.

Who would love this book? Daily 6-Trait Writing jumps right out of the gate at more of a Level 4 experience rating.  I am hearing of so many folks pulling their children from the public/private  school setting into the home for learning.  If you have a child who has been involved in the setting described by Timberdoodle, then this would seem to be a fluid step on the home front to continue with that writing.   If you have a young child, and are looking to establish the writing skills younger – I would think of starting at Grade 1 or 2 and working through the books.

Ease of use? There is quite a bit of easy to understand text to the teacher on how to implement this workbook including a very comprehensive scoring rubric.  They give ideas for incorporating the “idea” of the lesson into your other studies. If you have a child at this writing level – it should be rather effortless to go through the book in 10-15 minutes per day.

Will we continue using it? If I had the choice, I probably would start with Grade 2 or 3.  However, at this point in Jon’s life, it would be easier if it said Level 2 or 3 on the book, as he is quite aware of Grades now with his friends in town.  For the level of proof reading that one needs to do  in this book – I would actually think my 7th grade son, who has taken quite a few writing classes this year might benefit with the book to keep him over the summer.  In all honesty to my readers – I will have to say no, although I am glad to know about this product and will recommend it to others based on their skill level, I will not continue with it for my boys.

Read the rest of this review at http://pebblekeeper.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/writing-for-4th-grade/

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Review by Footprints in the Butter December 15, 2011
Reviewer: Debra from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
For each week, you start with a two-page spread for the teacher that shows mini versions of all the student workbooks and that gives details about teaching for that day.  They are very easy to implement, which I really like.

Week 3 of the Grade 4 text, for instance, is on developing characters, setting and plot ideas.  Day 1 focuses on characters, Day 2 on setting, Day 3 on plot.  Then Day 4 has you create a basic idea for a story (pulling all of the above together), and Day 5 has you actually writing the story.

Thomas loved the activities that got him thinking about details describing these story elements.  He broke down a bit when it came to pulling it all together to create his own story.

I love that this covers a lot of really great writing concepts, and it does it in a sequential manner.  Each week focuses on an idea, plus there is a "convention" of the week too... such as various punctuation rules, homonym use, or double negatives.

Read the rest of this review at http://debrakb.blogspot.com/2011/03/review-evan-moor.html

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Improving Writing! October 3, 2011
Reviewer: Diane Estrella from Clinton, NY United States  
My 9 year old son does not like to write and when he does they are very short sentences. This book offers some creative writing skills that are helping my son to take the next step in his writing and think beyond. He is starting to "get it" and even is writing in a journal to try and keep these lessons going. A great writing resource for reluctant writers!

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Daily 6-Trait Writing is both wonderful and horrib October 3, 2011
Reviewer: Virginia Morgan from Greenville, IL United States  
It is wonderful because it teaches the fundamentals of technical writing in an engaging, easy-to-understand format. Simple to schedule and somewhat independent, it is visually appealing and the scoring rubric is especially helpful. So what's so bad about it? Well, Charlotte Mason would call it "twaddle," and she would mean that it simply does not develop the child's mind in any meaningful way. Children spend most of their waking hours thinking about themselves, and one of our jobs is to broaden their thinking: to teach them about other people, times, places, ideas. Daily 6-Trait Writing is written to a child who can only conceive of his own small world: his classroom, his likes/dislikes, his experiences. So many opportunities for writing about wonderful things are wasted in these pages, and it is an insult to the intellect and imagination of children. I wish there was a technical writing option with the scope of Language Lessons, which, admittedly, has spoiled us.

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