Best-of-Smekens Writing Conference:
Writing Remix 2019
Recognize the 6 Traits within K-12 Student Writing
Connect each trait with a visual icon
Connect the traits to writing standards & writing process
Introduce the 6 Traits to Students
Manage an Effective Trait-Based Writer’s Workshop
Discover 9 Ways to Target Elaboration and Organization
Develop ideas with support details
This same concept can be taught at any grade level- just use different anchor papers.
Watch the complete mini-lesson video (above)
and then access all the related resources (below).
Demonstrate elaboration with color
View second grade mini-lesson on developing with Sticky Dots.
Transition to pre-writing and digital devices
Organize information based on task and purpose
Introduce flexible and universal graphic organizers
Introduce each organization type with a series of 3 mini-posters.