Six Traits of Writing: Implementation Strategies

Six Traits of Writing: Implementation Strategies

Six Traits of Writing: Implementation Strategies

$139.00

If you’ve heard Kristina Smekens’ Six-Traits Introduction, then you’re ready to take it to the next level. This dynamic online workshop utilizes video footage from a full-day Smekens workshop and addresses how to take the Six Traits from six words floating around the classroom to full-blown immersion and implementation all year long. Kristina will offer you ways to organize, manage, and implement the traits to heighten the effectiveness of your writing instruction.

Topics:

  • Building a writer’s workshop anchored in the Six Traits — including the instructional lesson, independent writing time, writer conferences, and the group share-out.
  • Recognizing the traits within each step of the writing process.
  • Strategies for assessing student writing, including when to score for particular traits and when to assess all of them.
  • Teaching students that the Six Traits are within every type of writing.

After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Weave the trait language throughout all three phases of the writer’s workshop.
  • Plan writing units to target the most significant traits and writing skills.
  • Introduce and utilize kid-generated rubrics to assess student writing.
  • Convert a set of rubric scores to grades/points.
  • Utilize the Six Traits to organize and drive your writer’s workshop mini-lessons.
  • Improve the effectiveness of writer conferences and student revision with management routines and trait language.