Creating Young Writers Using the Six Traits to Enrich Writing Process in Primary Classrooms

ISBN-10: 0205537022
ISBN-13: 9780205537020
Edition: 2nd 2008
Authors: Vicki Spandel
List price: $42.99
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Description: The perfect complement to its phenomenally successful parent text,Creating Writers, Fourth Edition, this new book provides clear guidelines on helping young students draft, self-assess, and revise their writing, as well as explicit criteria to show  More...

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Book details

List price: $42.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

The perfect complement to its phenomenally successful parent text,Creating Writers, Fourth Edition, this new book provides clear guidelines on helping young students draft, self-assess, and revise their writing, as well as explicit criteria to show students precisely what they must do to succeed as writers in virtually any situationincluding state tests. nbsp; In practical and teacher-friendly terms, acclaimed author Vicki Spandel explains six-trait writing from the inside out, in terms teachers and their students can understand, and offers hands-on links to writing process and to reading, showing that for beginning students, hearing the traits in literature can be as important as expressing them through personally generated text. The text is designed to give practicing and new teachers a more in-depth understanding of the writing process and how it connects to the six traits, while encouraging them to continuously write with students and model their own personal writing process. A goldmine of activities, strategies, and lesson ideas make this text ideal for use in the K-3 classroom or as part of a study group. Reviewers consistently call it ldquo;a powerful resource for primary teachers,rdquo; but many teachers of older students have found it invaluable, as well, because it simplifies writing, giving struggling students of any age ready access to what has felt formidable and difficult. nbsp; nbsp;Written fornbsp;K-3 teachers.

Vicki Spandel has been a writing teacher, journalist, technical writer, and award-winning video producer. In 1984, she coordinated the seventeen-member teacher team that developed the original, widely acclaimed 6-trait model for writing assessment and instruction, a model that has become the basis for her nationally recognized workshops for teachers K-12. Vicki is the author of numerous books and instructional materials for writing teachers and students, including Creating Writers, Fourth Edition (2005), Creating Young Writers (2004), and the Write Traits Classroom Kits for grades 1-8 as well as for advanced levels.

All chapters conclude with ldquo;Chapter In A Nutshell,rdquo; ldquo;Study Group: Interactive Questions and Activities,rdquo; and ldquo;Sources Cited.rdquo
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Dedication
Face to Face with the Six Traits
Where Do the Six Traits Come From?
It's Meaning-Not Terminology-That Counts! Creating a Vision of Success
A Quick Review of the Traitsndash
Through the Eyes of Judy's Students
Where Should I Begin?
Looking Within: Seeing Traits in Children's Writing
A Little Warm-Up
The Primary Connection
Tracking Down Ideas
Spotting Organization On the Hunt for Voice
In Search of Word Choice
Stalking Sentence Fluency
Noticing Organization
Last Thoughts
Teaching Traits Conceptually
ldquo;Nothing to do with my curriculum.rdquo
Teaching the Concept of Ideas
Teaching Organization Conceptually
Teaching Voice Conceptually
Teaching Word Choice Conceptually
Teaching Fluency Conceptually
Teaching Conventions Conceptually
A Lesson in Anatomy Versus Just Doing It
Trait by Traitndash;More Ideas for Teaching
Trait Basics
Teaching Ideas
Teaching Organization
Teaching Voice
Teaching Word Choice
Teaching Sentence Fluency
Teaching Conventions
Some Final Questions
Making Changes
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