6 Traits WritingMorning! So I went on another run, although it was super difficult to get out of bed this morning. I actually couldn't finish my run....I got some sort of heat rash all down my legs (not fun!). Now all I want to do is go back to bed, but I'm too excited to share with you my 6 Traits Writing Board! Have you used 6 Traits in your classroom? Last year was my first year using it in my classroom, and I absolutely loved it! I't s not a writing workshop program. It's meant to be integrated into your writing workshop. Once you have your writing workshop set up, the 6 Traits will now be your mini lessons. The six traits are Ideas, Organization, Word Choice, Conventions (grammar and punctuation), Voice, and Sentence Fluency. I've created posters to put up in your classroom that provides statements of what each trait means. I've also created strategy cards to go with each trait. So as you teach each strategy or mini lesson, you will put that strategy card right under the poster (the trait). It's basically like the CAFE board by the 2 sisters.
There are also
a ton of resources out there on the 6 traits! But I'm really excited about this board because it will give the kids a good visual and reminder about what they have learned and what they need to keep including in their writing. Most times we teach mini lessons, but do the kids REALLY remember them? With the 6 traits writing board, they are constantly reminded of the tips and tricks that they need to work on in their writing because its on a wall in your classroom! Click HERE to get the 6 Traits board! If there are any other strategies (mini lessons) that you would like me to include, that aren't already there, let me know and I would be more than happy to add those!
Have you used the 6 Traits program in your classroom? What resources did you use?
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