Using Benchmark Papers to Teach Writing with the Traits

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545138413
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Trait expert Ruth Culham has culled papers from diverse classrooms and collated them here into a unique trait-based teaching resource. Each paper is scored by trait and includes teacher commentary explaining the evaluation based on Culham's scoring guides, which are included in the book. You'll find six papers per trait, spanning the grading continuum from low to high. Put papers on the overhead or Smartboard as models for a whole-class writing lesson, make copies for small-group discussions of a trait, invite students to critique or rank papers...these are just a few of the possibilities. All papers are included on CDin two versions--original and with teacher comments.- Includes CD with interactive PDFs!- Perfect for interactive white boards!

Traits of Writing

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545013635
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides teachers with trait-specific assessment materials, including scoring guides, benchmark papers, and sample conference comments, along with warm-up exercises, focus lessons, and activities for the middle school classroom.

Daily Trait Warm Ups

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545095990
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The most daunting tasks of writing-revision and editing-just became easier and more manageable with the publication of this book. Ruth Culham targets specific skills with short, powerful activities that help students gain independence and confidence as they revise their work for ideas, organization, voice, word choice, and sentence fluency, and edit it for conventions. The book contains 180 reproducible/downloadable activities-one for each day of the school year-on paper and CD. Plus think-abouts, scoring guides, checklists, and more. For use with Grades 3 and up.

6 1 Traits of Writing

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439280389
Format: PDF
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Describes the traits of good writing in any genre and includes information on assessing student writing skills, lesson planning, and activities.

Getting Started With the Traits Grades K 2

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545111911
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For primary-grade teachers who want to weave the traits into their writing program but are unsure where to begin, help has arrived! This book contain just what they need to get started: trait-focused lessons, activities, reproducibles, scoring guides, conference comments, scored sample papers, children's book lists, and teaching tips. But Culham and Coutu do more than provide ""stuff""; they provide reliable, levelheaded, easy-to-follow advice on applying the traits so teachers begin seeing results in their students' work from day one. For use with Grades K-2.

Reproducible Forms for the Writing Traits Classroom

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545138444
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This time-saving resource contains over 50 reproducible forms for assessing writing, planning instruction, keeping records, communicating with parents, and--most importantly--helping students in grades 6 to 8 write with conviction and confidence.Includes a CD of reproducible forms from the book; all-new scoring guides and scoring sheets for each trait, developed just for middle school teachers; essential tools that help both teachers and students determine progress in writing; handy checklists for use throughout the writing process--drafting, revising, and editing.An easy-to-navigate format, organized by "forms for teachers" and "forms for students".The perfect companion to Cullham's Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for Middle School.

Writing Workshop in Middle School

Author: Marilyn Pryle
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545280709
Format: PDF
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Offers information on teaching writing workshops to middle school students, including planning assignments that balance structure and choice, designing grading rubrics, and encouraging revision.

Trait Based Writing

Author: Jennifer Jacobson
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439572934
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Guide students through the writing process with 20 engaging graphic organizers geared toward the traits! They'll generate ideas, select just-right words, develop voice, and more. Interactive mini-lessons introduce each organizer; then photocopy for flexible use such as homework, class work, group work, and assessment. A great way to make learning visible and memorable! For use with Grades 2-4.