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Creating Writers Through 6-Trait Writing Assessment and Instruction

ISBN-10: 020561910X
ISBN-13: 9780205619108
Edition: 5th 2009
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Description: New perspectives on how the 6-traits of writing can be adapted to fit a teachers curriculum, philosophy, grade level, and teaching style, as well as special needs of students.New and creative ways to use 6-trait writing in classrooms-including  More...

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Book details

List price: $63.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

New perspectives on how the 6-traits of writing can be adapted to fit a teachers curriculum, philosophy, grade level, and teaching style, as well as special needs of students.New and creative ways to use 6-trait writing in classrooms-including adaptations for kinesthetic learners and second language learners.Middle grade literacy specialists and teachers incorporating writing exercises as part of their curriculum.

Vicki Spandel has worked as a language arts teacher, researcher, editor, journalist, technical writer, and award winning video producer. In 1984, Vicki coordinated the 17-member teacher team out of Beaverton, Oregon, that developed the original, internationally recognized 6-trait model for writing assessment and instruction. Since that time, she has served as scoring director for more than 80 state, county, and district writing assessments, and has developed instructional writing materials for students K through college. She is a frequent visitor in writing classrooms, providing coaching on writing, revision, and editing.Vicki is the author or co-author (with Jeff Hicks) of more than 30 books for teachers and students, including Creating Young Writers, 2nd Edition (2008, Allyn and Bacon), The 9 Rights of Every Writer (2005, Heinemann), The Write Traits Classroom Kits, Grades 1 through 8 (Great Source Education Group), Write Traits Advanced, Grades 9 through 12 (Great Source), and most recently, Write Traits Kindergarten: Bringing the Traits to Kinderwriters (2008, Great Source). She lives with her family in the beautiful Three Sisters Wilderness area of Central Oregon, where she is currently working on several picture books.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Creating a Vision Who Invented the Six Traits?
Assessing to Learn: The Bridge to Revision
Ten Reasons to Make Six-Trait
Writing Part of Your Instruction
Building a Personal Vision Chapter 1 in a Nutshell
Study Group: Interactive Questions and Activities
Creating Assessment to Match the Vision
Keys to Quality Assessment
Holistic 6-Trait Scale(Figure 2.3)
Horizontal and Vertical Integrity(Figure 2.4)
A Few Good Prompts(Figure 2.5)
Barry's Prompts(Figure 2.6)
Rules of the Road for Writing Prompts(Figure 2.7)
Large-Scale and Classroom Assessment: Lessons from Two Perspectives
Lessons Learned from Large-Scale Assessment
Twelve Tips for Succeeding on Writing Tests(Figure 2.8)
Lessons Learned from Classroom Assessment Chapter 2 in a Nutshell
Study Group: Interactive Questions and Activities
Warming Up and Scoring Well
What Makes Writing Work(Figures 3.1 and 3.2)
Building a Community of Writers The Redwoods(Figure 3.3)
Mouse Alert(Figure 3.4)
What Teachers Value in Writing
What Teachers Value in Writing(Figure 3.5)
War of the Rubrics
Teacher 6-Point Writing Guide(Figure 3.6)
Getting Ready to Score Papers
Suggested Scores and Comments
Scoring Grid Master(Figure 3.7)
Making Your Scoring Consistent
Pet Peeves(Figure 3.9)
in a Nutshell
Study Group: Interactive Questions and Activities
Building a Foundation: Ideas and Organization
Ideas: The Heart of It All
Ideas "Shortie" (Figure 4.1)
Practice Papers
Making Decisions(Expository, Grade 8)
Harder Than You Think(Personal Essay, Grade 10)
Organization: Showcasing It
Organization "Shortie" (Figure 4.2)
Practice Papers
Some Cartoons Are Violent!(Persuasive, Grade 3)
The Baseball(Narrative, Grade 5)
Looking At Additional Papers
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Writing Today(Persuasive, Grade 9)
A Great Book(Literary Analysis, Grade 8)
Writing Is Important(Expository, Grade 11)
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