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About this title Description Written by the pioneer of 6-trait writing, this fifth edition brings everything up to date, offering a comprehensive overview of the best education strategies and philosophies of writing assessment and instruction.
It provides clear guidelines on helping students draft, assess, and revise their writing, as well as explicit criteria to show students precisely what they must do to succeed as writers in virtually any situation. Because the six traits are so widely used at the state level, many school districts are incorporating them into state standards and state assessments.
This book can dramatically help teachers to prepare their students for success on state tests and beyond.
Give students the preparation they need to become writers for life! New lessons, suggested by numerous teachers throughout the country--all tested and tried with students in the classroom!
Lesson ideas connected to sample papers, offering students many opportunities to learn and practice revision skills. Updated rubrics, offering greater clarity and ease of use, including: This model offers students and teachers more flexibility than they have ever had in a rubric, with the descriptive richness of the 5-point scale and the thoroughness and precision of the 6-point.
New teacher voices in Chapter 10 to offer a wide range of instructional ideas. The author explicitly identifies key strategies, making this chapter much more user friendly and easy to skim for favorite moments.
Spanish translations offered for some key items: Strategies for challenged writers—-and for those who need a challenge—-are part of virtually every chapter, from lessons to process to recommendations from teachers. Those who work with struggling writers will gain ideas for making revision small and manageable, while those who work with more advanced students will discover ways to make trait-based writing as challenging as their students can handle.
New primary continuums invite even the youngest writers into the trait-based classroom, all while emphasizing instruction, exploration, and discovery—-not assessment. Study group discussion questions and activities offer challenging and diverse ways for study groups or students in a writing class to extend their learning and work in teams.
This book is intended to be used by groups who are serious about rethinking and redesigning their writing instruction and who wish to make the six traits part of that plan.
Increased emphasis on informational writing appears throughout the book, both in examples and in lessons.6 Trait Assessment for Beginning Writers For Use With Grades K-2 Writing Assessment Ruth Culham, Assessment and Accountability Program.
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, Oregon. raise students’ overall writing achievement (Graham, Harris, & Hebert, ).
Over the past 8 years, the National Writing Project created and refined the Analytic Writing Continuum (AWC) Assessment System, originally based on the framework of the Six +1 Trait Writing Model (Bellamy, ), for research and instructional purposes.
The Purdue University Online Writing Lab serves writers from around the world and the Purdue University Writing Lab helps writers on Purdue's campus.
- Trait® Writing Assessment Model by Andrew Pudewa First appeared in the IEW Newsletter—Spring specific answer to the question, “What makes good writing?” we find a helpful tool in this Six Trait evaluation model.
Although many teachers have improved in their ability to identify areas of strength and. The following links are examples of student work taken from her book that will help you teach your students the 6+1 traits of writing.
The book helps guide you in assessment of each of these anchor pages as well. 6+1 TRAIT model activity aloud Analytic Writing Assessment Ask students Assess PAPER audience better capitalization classroom clear conventions correct create criteria Culham Improving Writing: Strategies, Assessments, Resources The 6+1 Traits of Writing model is used throughout the United States and the world.
It has become a 4/5(2).