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Identify the Traits - DESCRIBE "GOOD" WRITING

Let’s get started! – Handout


Note examples of “good” writing


Identify the Traits - IDEAS

Dissect what makes writing “good”


Evidence in pictures, early writing, & text


Student Examples


Identify the Traits - ORGANIZATION

Progression of trait of Ideas


Evidence in pictures, early writing, & text


Identify the Traits - RESOURCES

Student Examples


Identify the Traits - VOICE

Smekens Originals


Evidence in pictures, early writing, & text


Identify the Traits - WORD CHOICE

Student Examples


Identify the Traits - SENTENCE FLUENCY

Evidence in pictures, early writing, & text


Identify the Traits - CONVENTIONS

Evidence in pictures, early writing, & text


Identify the Traits - PRESENTATION

Evidence in early writing & text


Identify the Traits - CONCLUSION

Evidence overall of visual elements & textual elements


Synthesize


Introduce the Traits - GRAPHIC ICONS

Applying Six Traits to Academic Standards


Introduce the Traits - SIX-TRAITS SONGS

Utilize consistent visual icons


Introduce the Traits - MENTOR TEXTS

Sing a trait-based song


Utilize picture books


Utilizing picture books for Word Choice


Introduce the Traits - TRAIT CHARACTERS & UPPER GRADES

Work with one picture book


Introduce the Traits - MECHANICS

Connect the definition of each trait to a character


Maintain a yearlong display


Provide daily writing experiences


Craft a plan


Teach the Traits

Synthesize


Mini-lessons for the trait of Ideas


Mini-lessons for the traits of Organization & Word Choice


Mini-lessons for the trait of Voice


Mini-lessons for the traits of Sentence Fluency & Conventions


Conclusion - Wrap-up

Synthesize


Wrap-up