Picture books are perfect for introducing the 6-Traits. But what books are best for each trait? Kristina Smekens created a list of her favorite picture books for each trait for primary and upper grades. The PDF listing includes hot links, allowing access to a short summary and item description for each book at the TheLiteracyStore.com. Use the books to introduce the traits and as mentor texts in mini-lessons throughout the year for 6-Trait instruction. FREE on TpT!
Trait Trackers: Tracking the 6 Traits in 20 Popular Children's Books This resource consists of 20 bookmark-size cards that help teachers: --Use children’s books to teach the 6 Traits of writing during read alouds. --Develop skill-based mini-lessons using selected children’s books. --Utilize book excerpts that support individual traits.
6-Traits Resources: Online Class: Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits
Concepts, instructional methods and assessment strategies for improving writing instruction, middle school through post-secondary. Self-assessment strategies, application of 6-traits, technology and software applications, and writing across the curriculum. This class will focus on how to apply the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory's 6+1 Traits™ model to the process of teaching and evaluating writing. The course activities will investigate the vocabulary, concepts, and…