Include Publishing: The  +1 of 6+1 Writing

Include Publishing: The +1 of 6+1 Writing

The trait of presentation impacts the overall look of the product. It includes layout, design, color, white space, penmanship, typography, etc. To encourage her fifth grade students to do their best on their final copies, Ashley Gustin of East Elementary (Pendleton,...
Introduce the 6 Traits

Introduce the 6 Traits

If you spend some time in the early weeks of school describing what “good” writing includes, then you can curb the number of times you hear Is this good? Am I done? Is this what you want?? from your students. GOOD WRITING INGREDIENTS The six researched...
Upgrade the 6-Traits Songs

Upgrade the 6-Traits Songs

Learning Center Subscribe to Ask Smekens Filter by Category: All Reading Reader's Workshop Management Comprehension Planning Comprehension Lessons Standardized Reading Assessments Text Selection Annotating & Note-Taking Writing About Reading Literacy Stations...
Create Yearlong 6-Traits Bulletin Boards

Create Yearlong 6-Traits Bulletin Boards

Learning Center Subscribe to Ask Smekens Filter by Category: All Reading Reader's Workshop Management Comprehension Planning Comprehension Lessons Standardized Reading Assessments Text Selection Annotating & Note-Taking Writing About Reading Literacy Stations...
Dissect Rubrics for the 6 Traits of Writing

Dissect Rubrics for the 6 Traits of Writing

For most state and national writing assessments, students typically earn a passing score for their strong execution of the traits of ideas and organization. This typically includes communicating relevant and well-developed information. Add to that a solid introduction...