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General Information Six Trait Handbook for Students
Rubrics Sample Unit Plans
Picture Books
Practice Papers Teaching Ideas and Content
Prompts Teaching Organization
Primary Resources Teaching Word Choice
Six Trait Posters Teaching Voice
Information for Parents Teaching Sentence Fluency
Lesson Plans, Ideas, and Activities Teaching Writing Conventions


bulletLesson Ideas for the Traits -- found right here at KIM'S KORNER for TEACHER TALK

bulletEach link below will take you to a page at this site that will give you ideas for teaching that particular trait.

bullet Ideas and Content
bullet Voice
bullet Word Choice
bullet Sentence Fluency
bullet Writing Conventions
bullet Sample Unit Plans for Each Trait

bulletSix Trait Analytic Writing Model Handbook for Students

bullet6+1 Trait Bookmark -- found at Jefferson County School District

bulletReproducible bookmark with bulleted descriptions of each trait


bulletLesson Plans -- found at Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory

bulletThis page contains actual lesson plans for teaching the traits. You can find lessons according to trait and/or grade level. Some of the plans overlap traits and/or grade levels.


  Six Traits +1 Materials -- found at Madison Metropolitan School District


This site has PDF files for each trait and an introduction to Six Traits.


Lesson Plans -- found at Kent School District


bulletPicture Books and the Six Traits Homepage -- found at Writing Fix

bulletPicture Books Can Help Middle Schoolers Write Better -- found at Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory

bulletThis article explains why picture books are an excellent tool for teaching writing.

bulletLiterature Suggestions for the Six-Traits of Writing + 1 -- found at Douglas School District

bulletPicture Books: An Annotated Bibliography for Teaching Writing can be ordered from NWREL.  Follow the link, then scroll down the page to the description.  Other materials are also available.


bulletPractice Papers -- found at Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory

bulletThis page contains links to example papers you can use to show your students strong and weak writing for each trait. These papers can also be helpful to you if you are looking for such examples to familiarize yourself with the rubrics before you actually use them with your students. 

bulletYou can find papers according to grade level, rubric score, and/or trait.  Each paper includes the rubric score for each trait and possibly a few comments from the rater.  You also have the choice of hiding the scores.  Printer friendly versions are available.


bulletPrompts -- found at Northwest Regional Educational  Laboratory

bulletThis page contains links to expository, persuasive, and narrative prompts as well as prompt tips.



Six Traits Writing Assessment 


This is another teacher created site with emphasis on Six Trait Writing.  It is aimed primarily for grades K-2, but just like my ideas, they can be adapted for almost any level.






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