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Introduction to the workshop

Let’s get started! – Handout


Utilize Common Language - REVIEW THE SIX TRAITS

Part 1: Pop Quiz


Part 2: Six-Traits basics


Part 3: Six-Traits basics (continued)


Utilize Common Language

Provide experience with different modes


Provide experience with different stages


Apply the traits in all writing units


Provide consistency between the writing modes


Common Language wrap-up


Develop a Yearlong Vision

Acknowledge the “trump” traits


Identifying key traits in the modes of writing


Persuasive Writing


Argumentative Writing


Yearlong Vision wrap-up


Spiral through the modes


Consider the big picture


Plan with intention


Weave in the Traits

Reference traits when reading


Mentor texts


Write for readers


Apply the Six Traits to the writing process


Weave in the Traits wrap-up


Assess the Traits with Rubrics

Understand rubric basics


Practice building a rubric


Create a kid-friendly assessment tool


Grow the writing rubric


Update the same rubric all year long


Convert analytic scores to grades


Convert holistic scores to grades


Assess the Traits wrap-up


Conclusion - Wrap-up

Wrap-up