Celebrate Twelve Days of Christmas, 6-Traits Style

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Celebrate Twelve Days of Christmas, 6-Traits Style

Posted on January 13, 2010

Celebrate Twelve Days of Christmas, 6-Traits Style

To review the 6 Traits with his students and colleagues, Knox Community Elementary School teacher/coach Charles Ratliff revised the lyrics to the famous "12 Days of Christmas" carol.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my principal asked of me...

  • One great Idea!
  • Two picture books
  • Three parts to Organization (Beginning, Middle, End)
  • Four pre-writing graphic organizers
  • FIVE LEVELS TO THE RUBRIC!
  • Six file folders (one for each trait)
  • Seven ways to add details
  • Eight parts of speech taught
  • Nine triggers for my mini-lesson
  • Ten minutes to introduce the skill
  • Eleven classroom procedures taught
  • Twelve mini-lessons for the 6 traits

Love it! Thanks for sharing, Charles!