Writing Reflection Questions Traits of Writing
Writing Reflection Fans using the 6+1 Traits of Writing. Use during or after writing minilessons or activities. Great for partner work or self-reflection. $
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Dissect Picture Books for Trait-Based Lessons
Picture books make great mentor texts to teach the 6 Traits of Writing! And while there are so many great picture books out there, when do you have time to look through all of them to pick out a passage for your next mini-lesson?
Day two of kindergarten is over! There is nothing quite like the first days of kindergarten. Everyday gets better. It is going to be a grea...
Songs to Teach Writing- 6 Traits of Writing
This file includes 11 catchy tunes to sing with your students when teaching writing. Research has proven that songs help learners to retain more information. Singing is also so much fun! Songs are an excellent way to introduce new concepts. the songs included in this file address writing workshop...
Those Mums, Dads and carers who have read Roald Dahl’s The B.F.G. will know all about dream jars. This week the children have been finishing their descriptions of their ideal dream and have t…
6 Traits of Writing – Professional Development - More Than Happy, Glad, Sad, Mad | 6-Traits Resources
If you ask students to identify how a character is feeling in a story, you might hear one of the following three words pop up: happy, sad, mad. Character emotions and traits are not something children automatically understand. To help students with this, we need to be intentional. Inferencing a character’s feelings or personality traits is complicated. It involves looking beyond the words. It takes time to build this skill in young readers. Making it tangible can help. One way to make it…
Between the Lions - Humongous
One of the most popular songs to appear on PBS Kids' acclaimed literacy education show, "Between the Lions," this Gilbert & Sullivan-style romp helps kids le...
Show not Tells!
I wanted to share with you one of our descriptive language mini lessons. Using show not tell is an excellent way to be descriptive w...
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Download Kristina's Favorite Picture Books for Teaching the 6 Traits
Many teachers choose to introduce each of the 6 Traits by reading a text that exemplifies the trait. Students see the trait in action within such mentor text. Picture books are perfect. The text is short (important for a mini-lesson) and engaging.