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6+1 Traits of Writing : The Complete Guide for the Primary Grades; Theory and Practice - Ruth Culham

6+1 Traits of Writing

The Complete Guide for the Primary Grades; Theory and Practice

Paperback Published: 1st June 2005
ISBN: 9780439574129
Number Of Pages: 304
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old

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Why has the 6+1 TRAIT model had such a tremendous impact on writing instruction? Because it works. It allows teachers to pinpoint students’ strengths and weaknesses in ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation, and focus instruction. Now Culham turns her expert eye to our youngest students. Like her groundbreaking guide for grades 3 and up, her new book contains scoring guides, sample papers, and focus lessons for each trait, but framed to address K–2 teachers’ needs! For use with Grades K-2.

About the Author

Ruth Culham, Ed.D., is President of The Culham Writing Company and former Assessment Program Unit Manager at Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory in Portland, Oregon. As a pioneering researcher of the 6+1 TRAIT model, she conducts workshops, organizes national and international institutes, and writes extensively on writing assessment and instruction. Prior to joining NWREL, Ruth was English Teacher of the Year in Montana, a highlight of her 19-year teaching career. She is the author of 6+1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide, Grades 3 and Up, as well as many other trait-related teacher resources.

Acknowledgements - 5
Foreword by Carol Avery - 6

1. Building a Foundation for Writing - 8
2. Blending the Writing Process with the Traits for the Beginning Writer - 41
3. Inspiring Ideas - 66
4. Shaping Organization - 100
5. Sparking Voice - 134
6. Expanding Word Choice - 170
7. Developing Sentence Fluency - 204
8. Strengthening Conventions - 240
9. Spotlighting Presentation - 274
Conclusion - 297

Professional References Cited - 298
Children's Books and Media Cited - 300
Index - 303

ISBN: 9780439574129
ISBN-10: 0439574129
Series: 6+1 Traits Of Writing
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st June 2005
Publisher: AMER INST OF STE
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 19.05  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.6

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Ruth Culham

About the Author


Ruth Culham, aka The Writing Thief, is the president of The Culham Writing Company and former Unit Manager of the Assessment Program at Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (renamed Education Northwest) in Portland, Oregon.

She is the recognized expert in the traits of writing assessment field and author of numerous professional resources.
As a pioneering researcher in this field, she creates and conducts teacher workshops and videos, designs national and international institutes for writing assessment and instruction, and provides professional development to teachers at local and district levels. Ruth was named Teacher of the Year in Montana, the highlight of her 19-year teaching career. Ruth holds specialty degrees in Library Science and Elementary, Middle, and Secondary English Education. She has a Masters degree in Teaching English and an Ed.D. in Educational Administration.

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