Overview - DAILY 6-TRAIT WRITING GR1
Daily 6-Trait Writing lessons are fun 10- to 15-minute activities that help students develop trait-based writing skills The 125 lessons in this 160-page, reproducible book are scaffolded to break down the traits of Ideas, Organization, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Voice, and Conventions into brief, targeted skills practice. Correlated to state standards.
Each book in the series contains teacher overview pages that help introduce each week's skill and guide students through the activities. The lessons are ready to go with no prep time for each day that include ideas for modeling, scripting, and inspire student responses. There are also reduced student pages with answer keys to help assess students' work. The reproducible student practice pages contain activities that practice one trait-based writing skill and one convention skill per week. A trait-based writing rubric helps evaluate students' skill acquisition.
The six traits of writing are the characteristics that shape quality writing:
Focuses on the ideas and content of a piece.Students are assessed on whether ideas are clear and focused.
Requires that the structure of the piece be suited to its genre, topic, and purpose.
Requires the writer to make purposeful decisions when choosing words.
Sentences flow naturally in the piece, with smooth rhythm and cadence.
Refers to the style of the writer. The piece should be enthusiastic with a personal touch while still fitting the purpose, audience, and genre.
Involves grammar, spelling, and mechanics.