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Read the Ultimate Guide to the Six Traits of Writing

The Six Traits of Writing is a proven framework to help students understand what “good” writing looks like. This comprehensive guide will help you learn how to get started with the Traits and how to leverage these six characteristics to teach and assess writing.

Register for an Online Workshop

Online workshops from webAcademy provide a convenient and cost-effective way to learn simple and effective strategies for teaching writing. Explore the online workshops available now:

14 Power Strategies

10 hours | Grades 3-12
Perfect for any teacher who works with a textbook, this workshop provides the explicit literacy strategies students need in order to be successful on state and national assessments.

Six Traits of Writing: An Introduction

5 hours | Grades K-12
Our bedrock writing workshop, this online training identifies the characteristics of good writing and sets the stage for building a common language to drive writing instruction and assessment.

6 Traits of Writing: Implementation Strategies

5 hours | Grades K-12
After you’ve been introduced to the Six Traits and you can recognize them in student writing, this workshop helps you to spiral through trait-based writing instruction all year long.

Launching the Writer’s Workshop: Grades K-2

5 hours | Grades K-2
Based on Kristina Smekens’ book by the same name, this popular workshop has helped thousands of K-2 teachers start and sustain a purposeful and productive writer’s workshop.

Launching the Writer’s Workshop: Grades 3-12

5 hours | Grades 3-12
Anchored in Kristina Smekens’ book by the same name, this workshop has helped thousands of intermediate and secondary teachers kick off their writer’s workshop with a classroom-tested game plan.

Teaching Writing Skills All Year Long: Grades K-2

5 hours | Grades K-2
The natural follow-up to the Grade K-2 “Launch” workshop, this full-day session helps teachers plan for a full year of writing instruction.

Teaching Writing Skills All Year Long: Grades 3-12

5 hours | Grades 3-12
The natural follow-up to the Grade 3-12 “Launch” workshop, this full-day session helps teachers plan for a full year of writing instruction.

Strategies to Teach Informative Writing

5 hours | Grades K-12
Learn to move students beyond restating the facts to focus instead on synthesizing ideas and demonstrating deep understating with informative writing.

Strategies to Teach Argumentative Writing

5 hours | Grades K-12
Gain dozens of lesson ideas to help students articulate their feelings, opinions, and viewpoints based on logical reasons and relevant evidence.

Planning & Facilitating a Close Reading

5 hours | Grades 2-12
Ramp up the rigor in your classroom with an intentional focus on close reading. Learn the four-step process for planning a close reading in this demystifying workshop.

Writing After a Close Reading

5 hours | Grades 2-12
Prepare students to respond to close reading with complex writing tasks that address persuasive, argumentative, informative, and narrative writing.

An Introduction to Literacy Stations

5 hours | Grades K-5
This workshop provides foundational strategies for leading an effective reading block that utilizes literacy stations to foster independence learning.

Strategies for Teaching Small-Group Guided Reading: Grades K-5

5 hours | Grades K-5
Learn how to boost achievement with small-group differentiated instruction in this workshop for elementary teachers.

Utilizing Data to Differentiate Small-Group Guided Reading

5 hours | Grades K-5
Add more value to your small-group reading instruction when you learn to use data as the basis for yearlong differentiation.

Developing a Reading Road Map for Teaching Comprehension

5 hours | Grades K-12
In this paradigm-changing workshop, you’ll learn to improve comprehension instruction by rooting your whole-class teaching in standards and skills rather than the text.

Delivering Explicit & Engaging Comprehension Mini-Lessons

5 hours | Grades K-12
Learn to execute whole-class comprehension mini-lessons that spiral through standards and skills—and keep students engaged along the way.

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