Teach Even the Youngest Writers About the 6 Traits

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Teach Even the Youngest Writers About the 6 Traits

Posted on April 17, 2017
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Teach Even the Youngest Writers About the 6 Traits

Although the "writing" done in kindergarten doesn't look like the writing done in later years, there are still plenty of details (ideas), organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and convention skills to teach to kinders via pictorial writing, list writing, and early sentence writing. Here are some archived articles from our Idea Library that may help.

Mini-Lessons for the Trait of Ideas

Mini-Lessons for the Trait of Organization

Mini-Lessons for the Trait of Voice

Mini-Lessons for the Trait of Word Choice

Mini-Lessons for the Trait of Sentence Fluency

Mini-Lessons for the Trait of Conventions

One final note, don't forget to share the 6-Traits lingo with parents, too. Whether you're looking for a Parent Night program or a resource to hand them, we've got ideas that can help.

Article originally posted August 29, 2013.