Use a Cheat Sheet to Recognize the 6 Traits

Use a Cheat Sheet to Recognize the 6 Traits

Your students won’t truly know the 6 Traits of Writing until you do. Oh, maybe they’ll be able to rattle off the six terms, but do they know the little nuggets that fall under each trait? Do they really understand what that trait includes? Do you? To...
Provide Kid-Friendly 6-Traits Reminders

Provide Kid-Friendly 6-Traits Reminders

The 6 Traits aren’t rocket science, and yet, when you first learn them it seems like there’s a lot to keep track of, doesn’t it? Students feel the same when the 6 traits are new to them, too. Keeping a bulletin board or display of the traits up...
Use Anchor Papers to Teach 6 Traits

Use Anchor Papers to Teach 6 Traits

Have you ever tried to shoot a basket without ever seeing the hoop? Imagine doing this every time you write. Of course students will question if they wrote a “good one,” or if they accomplished what the teacher wanted, or if they are “done.”...