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

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ISBN-10: 013268585X

ISBN-13: 9780132685856

Edition: 3rd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Vicki Spandel

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List price: $54.80
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/8/2011
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 336
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

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.

Coming Face to Face with the Six Traits
Where Do the Six Traits Come From?
Creating a Vision of Success
It's All About Language
The Six "Keys to Good Writing"
Ideas: The Message
Organization: Design
Voice: Fingerprints on the Page
Word Choice: Phrasing
Sentence Fluency: Rhythm and Flow
Conventions and Presentation: Preparing to Publish
Where Should I Begin?
In A Nutshell
Study Group: Interactive Questions And Activities
Coming Up
Setting the Stage
What does writing workshop look like?
In Judy's Writing Workshop
Focus on Student Writers
Opening Lessons
C onferences
Sharing
It must be working
Connecting Traits to Writing Process
Planning
D rafting
Conferences
Sharing
Revising
Revising a Sketch
Revision Strategies for Young Writers
Editing
Publishing
Speed Week
Three Published Examples
In A Nutshell
Study Group: Interactive Questions And Activities
Coming Up
Tracking Down Ideas
Teaching Ourselves First
Teacher 6-Point Writing Guide
Primary Writing Guide
3 Parts to a Writing Guide Continuums: Another Way to View Writing
The Importance of Art
What to Look for-and What to Say
Looking Inside Writing
In A Nutshell
Study Group: Interactive Questions And Activities
Coming Up
Teaching Ideas within Writing Process
When do I teach the traits? How much time do I spend?
Which trait do I teach first?
Ways to Teach IDEAS
Teaching IDEAS Conceptually
Ideas as Imagination and Observation 87 n Ideas as Pictures in the Mind
Ideas as Messages
Ideas as "Something to Write About"
Lessons & Strategies for Teaching IDEAS
Modeling Suggestions for the Trait of IDEAS
Some of the Best Books Around for Teaching IDEAS
In A Nutshell
Study Group: Interactive Questions And Activities
Coming Up
Spotting Organization
Teaching Ourselves First
T eacher 6-Point Writing Guide for Organization
Primary Writing Guide for Organization
Continuum for Organization
What to Look for-and What to Say
Looking Inside Writing
In A Nutshell
Study Group: Interactive Questions And Activities
Coming Up
Teaching Organization within Writing Process
Why teach organization as the second trait?
Ways to Teach ORGANIZATION
Teaching ORGANIZATION Conceptually
Organization as Order
Organization as Grouping
Organization as Planning
Organization as Sculpting
Lessons & Strategies for Teaching ORGANIZATION
Modeling Suggestions for the Trait of ORGANIZATION
Some of the Best Books Around for Teaching ORGANIZATION
In A Nutshell
Study Group: Interactive Questions And Activities
Coming Up
on the Hunt for Voice
Teaching Ourselves First
Teacher 6-Point Writing Guide for Voice
Primary Writing Guide for Voice
Continuum for Voice
What to Look for-and What to Say
Looking Inside Writing
In A Nutshell
Study Group: Interactive Questions And Activities
Coming Up
Teaching Voice within Writing Process
Why voice matters
Ways to Teach VOICE
Teaching VOICE Conceptually
Voice as Metaphor
Voice as Individuality
Voice as Art
Voice as Mood
Lessons & Strategies for Teaching VOICE Modeling Suggestions for the Trait of VOICE
Some of the Best Books Around for Teaching VOICE
In A Nutshell Study Group: Interactive Questions And Activities Coming Up in Search of Word Choice
Teaching Ourselves First
Teacher 6-Point Writing Guide for Word Choice
Primary Writing Guide for Word Choice
Continuum for Word Choice
What to Look for-and What to Say
Looking Inside Writing
In A Nutshell Study Group: Interactive Questions And Activities
Coming Up
Teaching Word Choice within Writing Process
What are we teaching when we teach word choice?
Ways to Teach WORD CHOICE
Teaching WORD CHOICE Conceptually
Word Choice as Meaning
Word Choice as Weight
Word Choice as The Target
Lessons & Strategies for Teaching WORD CHOICE
Modeling Suggestions for the Trait of WORD CHOICE
Some of the Best Books Around for Teaching WORD CHOICE
In A Nutshell
Study Group: Interactive Questions And Activities
Coming Up
stalking Sentence Fluency
Teaching Ourselves First
Teacher 6-Point Writing Guide for Sentence Fluency
Primary Writing Guide for Sentence Fluency
Continuum for Sentence Fluency
What to Look for-and What to Say
Looking Inside Writing
In A Nutshell
Study Group: Interactive Questions And Activities
Coming Up
Teaching Sentence Fluency within Writing Process
What are we teaching?
Ways to Teach SENTENCE FLUENCY
Teaching SENTENCE FLUENCY Conceptually
Fluency as Dance and Rhythm
Fluency as Personal Poetry
Fluency as "Come Alive" Poetry
Lessons & Strategies for Teaching SENTENCE FLUENCY
Modeling Suggestions for the Trait of SENTENCE FLUENCY
Some of the Best Books Around for Teaching SENTENCE
Fluency
In A Nutshell
Study Group: Interactive Questions And Activities
Coming Up
Celebrating Conventions & Presentation
Teaching Ourselves First
Teacher 6-Point Writing Guide for Conventions & Presentation
Primary Writing Guide for Conventions & Presentation
Continuum for Conventions & Presentation
What to Look for-and What to Say
Looking Inside Writing
In A Nutshell
Study Group: Interactive Questions And Activities
Coming Up
Teaching Conventions & Presentation within Writing Process
What are we teaching?
Ways to Teach CONVENTIONS & PRESENTATION
Teaching CONVENTIONS & PRESENTATION Conceptually
Conventions as Customs
Conventions as Courtesy
Presentation as Packaging and Design
Lessons & Strategies for Teaching CONVENTIONS &
Presentation
Modeling Suggestions for the Trait of CONVENTIONS &
Presentation
Some of the Best Books Around for Teaching CONVENTIONS &
Presentation
In A Nutshell
Study Group: Interactive Questions And Activities
Coming Up
assessing Young Writers Well
Three Levels of Assessment
Level 3: Large-Scale Formal Assessment
Level 2: Classroom Assessment
Level 1: Personal Assessment
Making Assessment All It Can Be
At the Large-Scale Level
Making Assessment All It Can Be
At the Classroom Level
The Dreaded Grades
Final Thoughts
In A Nutshell Study Group: Interactive Questions And Activities Sources Cited
Appendix Connection: Between College- and Career-Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing and the Six Traits of Writing
Index