Traits of Writing

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545013635
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides teachers with trait-specific assessment materials, including scoring guides, benchmark papers, and sample conference comments, along with warm-up exercises, focus lessons, and activities for the middle school classroom.

6 1 Traits of Writing

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439280389
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describes the traits of good writing in any genre and includes information on assessing student writing skills, lesson planning, and activities.

Reproducible Forms for the Writing Traits Classroom

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545138444
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This time-saving resource contains over 50 reproducible forms for assessing writing, planning instruction, keeping records, communicating with parents, and--most importantly--helping students in grades 6 to 8 write with conviction and confidence.Includes a CD of reproducible forms from the book; all-new scoring guides and scoring sheets for each trait, developed just for middle school teachers; essential tools that help both teachers and students determine progress in writing; handy checklists for use throughout the writing process--drafting, revising, and editing.An easy-to-navigate format, organized by "forms for teachers" and "forms for students".The perfect companion to Cullham's Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for Middle School.

The Middle School Writing Toolkit

Author: Tim Clifford
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0929895754
Format: PDF
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The Middle School Writing Toolkit addresses the 5 major writing genres that middle-school students are expected to master - reports, persuasive essays, how-to (procedural) essays, narratives, and literary responses - and provides 57 mini-lessons and more than 200 workstation tasks to start English teachers well on their way to creating a successful writing program in the classroom.

Daily Trait Warm Ups

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545095990
Format: PDF
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The most daunting tasks of writing-revision and editing-just became easier and more manageable with the publication of this book. Ruth Culham targets specific skills with short, powerful activities that help students gain independence and confidence as they revise their work for ideas, organization, voice, word choice, and sentence fluency, and edit it for conventions. The book contains 180 reproducible/downloadable activities-one for each day of the school year-on paper and CD. Plus think-abouts, scoring guides, checklists, and more. For use with Grades 3 and up.

Traits Crate Plus Digital Enhanced Edition Grade 2

Author: Inc. Scholastic
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9781338030440
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bring literature to life in the writing classroom! With six all-new mentor texts per grade and 24 time-saving lessons, Ruth Culham’s Trait Crate Plus expands and enriches the reading-and-writing experience. In addition to the valuable features and components of the original Trait Crate, this enhanced edition offers: * An emphasis on modes--narrative, informational, and opinion--to help you address higher standards * A companion website that provides access to dozens of downloadable pages for students, video interviews with children’s authors, and student-friendly scoring guides * Culham’s bestseller, The Writing Thief, which takes a deep dive into the theory and practice of using mentor texts to teach the craft of writing Grade 2 Mentor Texts: Ideas: Tony Baloney Organization: Kenya: A to Z Voice: Detective Blue Word Choice: Gone with the Wand Sentence Fluency: Monster Truck Mania Conventions: The Whales Using fiction and nonfiction children’s books as models, Trait Crate Plus makes teaching writing engaging and relevant through the lessons and activities that inspire complex literacy thinking and learning for every student.

Using Benchmark Papers to Teach Writing with the Traits

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545138413
Format: PDF, ePub
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Trait expert Ruth Culham has culled papers from diverse classrooms and collated them here into a unique trait-based teaching resource. Each paper is scored by trait and includes teacher commentary explaining the evaluation based on Culham's scoring guides, which are included in the book. You'll find six papers per trait, spanning the grading continuum from low to high. Put papers on the overhead or Smartboard as models for a whole-class writing lesson, make copies for small-group discussions of a trait, invite students to critique or rank papers...these are just a few of the possibilities. All papers are included on CDin two versions--original and with teacher comments.- Includes CD with interactive PDFs!- Perfect for interactive white boards!

Writing Workshop in Middle School

Author: Marilyn Pryle
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545280709
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Offers information on teaching writing workshops to middle school students, including planning assignments that balance structure and choice, designing grading rubrics, and encouraging revision.