Traits of Writing

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 0545013631
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Education

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.

6 1 Traits of Writing

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0439280389
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Education

Describes the traits of good writing in any genre and includes information on assessing student writing skills, lesson planning, and activities.

Reproducible Forms for the Writing Traits Classroom

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 0545138442
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Education

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.

The Middle School Writing Toolkit

Author: Tim Clifford
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780929895758
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Education

The Middle School Writing Toolkit addresses the 5 major writing genres that middle-school students are expected to master - reports, persuasive essays, how-to (procedural) essays, narratives, and literary responses - and provides 57 mini-lessons and more than 200 workstation tasks to start English teachers well on their way to creating a successful writing program in the classroom.

Using Picture Books to Teach Writing with the Traits

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 0545025117
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Education

Provides eighteen trait-focused lessons based on specific picture books, along with 150 annotations of both new and classic books.

Writing Workshop in Middle School

Author: Marilyn Pryle
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 0545280702
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Education

Offers information on teaching writing workshops to middle school students, including planning assignments that balance structure and choice, designing grading rubrics, and encouraging revision.

Traits Crate Plus Digital Enhanced Edition Grade 2

Author: Inc. Scholastic
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 1338030442
Release Date: 2016-05-15
Genre: Education

Bring literature to life in the writing classroom! With six all-new mentor texts per grade and 24 time-saving lessons, Ruth Culham’s Trait Crate Plus expands and enriches the reading-and-writing experience. In addition to the valuable features and components of the original Trait Crate, this enhanced edition offers: * An emphasis on modes--narrative, informational, and opinion--to help you address higher standards * A companion website that provides access to dozens of downloadable pages for students, video interviews with children’s authors, and student-friendly scoring guides * Culham’s bestseller, The Writing Thief, which takes a deep dive into the theory and practice of using mentor texts to teach the craft of writing Grade 2 Mentor Texts: Ideas: Tony Baloney Organization: Kenya: A to Z Voice: Detective Blue Word Choice: Gone with the Wand Sentence Fluency: Monster Truck Mania Conventions: The Whales Using fiction and nonfiction children’s books as models, Trait Crate Plus makes teaching writing engaging and relevant through the lessons and activities that inspire complex literacy thinking and learning for every student.

Daily Trait Warm Ups

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 0545095999
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.

Using Benchmark Papers to Teach Writing with the Traits

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 0545138418
Release Date: 2010-01
Genre: Education

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!

Teaching Middle School Writers

Author: Laura Robb
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: PSU:000061774001
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Education

Adolescents have robust and rewarding writing lives outside of school that involve journals, emails, text messages, blogs, and an astounding array of genres. Unlike their personal reading lives that teachers frequently tap into, their personal writings typically exist under the curricular radar--that is until now. While grounded in the common schedule constraints and curriculum demands of middle school, Laura Robb's Teaching Middle School Writers offers teachers lessons and routines that are uncommonly attuned to adolescents' developmental and social needs. As she taps into the energy and enthusiasm of adolescents' personal writing lives, Laura presents: writing plans that support first drafts; strategies for crafting leads that grab and endings that satisfy; grammar lessons that address writing conventions; editing lessons that have students revise their writing before the teacher reads it; guidelines for grading and responding to student work. Straight-from-the-classroom writing samples and videos give teachers the opportunity to see how Laura uses compelling questions and powerful mentor texts to teach writing, support struggling writers, and weave twenty-first century literacies into the writing curriculum. Throughout, teachers learn ways of connecting to students' lives in order to bring out their best writing, their best self. --Publisher's description.

Trait Crate

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 0439687330
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Education

In this amazing kit, writing expert Ruth Culham gives you grade-perfect picture books with in-depth lessons to help you teach the traits of writing—ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. The fifth-grade version includes • 6 picture books: Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street; A. Lincoln and Me; Dear Mrs. LaRue; Blood & Gore Like You've Never Seen!; Black Cat; and Francine Fribble, Proofreading Policewoman • Six 16-page teaching guides, each with a step-by-step model lesson, graphic organizers, a scoring rubric, and extension activities; • 12 transparencies; and • 6 colorful teaching posters. Add to this Culham's best-selling professional book, Using Picture Books to Teach Writing With the Traits, and color-coded stickers, and you’ve got a complete resource for teaching with the traits. Best of all, these materials are organized in a sturdy box with hanging folders—one for each trait—for easy, expandable storage that will accommodate trait-based lesson materials for years to come. For use with Grade 5.

Exceptional Essays

Author: Carol Rawlings Miller
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 0439222583
Release Date: 2005-06
Genre: Education

Classroom-tested, ready-to-use overhead lessons plus reproducibles loaded with practice will help you teach students to write great essays. Topics covered include outlining, thesis statements, paragraph organization, topic sentences, transition words, and lots more. For use with Grades 4 and Up.

Traits Crate Plus Digital Enhanced Edition Grade 3

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 0545837715
Release Date: 2016-06-15
Genre:

Bring literature to life in the writing classroom! With six all-new mentor texts per grade and 24 time-saving lessons, Ruth Culham’s Trait Crate Plus expands and enriches the reading-and-writing experience. In addition to the valuable features and components of the original Trait Crate, this enhanced edition offers: * An emphasis on modes--narrative, informational, and opinion--to help you address higher standards * A companion website that provides access to dozens of downloadable pages for students, video interviews with children’s authors, and student-friendly scoring guides * Culham’s bestseller, The Writing Thief, which takes a deep dive into the theory and practice of using mentor texts to teach the craft of writing Grade 3 Mentor Texts: Ideas: The Swing Organization: Train Voice: The Pet Shop Revolution Word Choice: Lizards Sentence Fluency: Too Many Toys Conventions: Exclamation Mark Using fiction and nonfiction children’s books as models, Trait Crate Plus makes teaching writing engaging and relevant through the lessons and activities that inspire complex literacy thinking and learning for every student.

Traits Crate Plus Digital Enhanced Edition Grade 5

Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Professional
ISBN: 0545837731
Release Date: 2016-06-10
Genre:

Bring literature to life in the writing classroom! With six all-new mentor texts per grade and 24 time-saving lessons, Ruth Culham’s Trait Crate Plus expands and enriches the reading-and-writing experience. In addition to the valuable features and components of the original Trait Crate, this enhanced edition offers: * An emphasis on modes--narrative, informational, and opinion--to help you address higher standards * A companion website that provides access to dozens of downloadable pages for students, video interviews with children’s authors, and student-friendly scoring guides * Culham’s bestseller, The Writing Thief, which takes a deep dive into the theory and practice of using mentor texts to teach the craft of writing Grade 5 Mentor Texts: Ideas: Buried Sunlight Organization: Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad Voice: The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future Word Choice: Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson Sentence Fluency: Jangles: A Big Fish Story Conventions: What’s New? The Zoo! Using fiction and nonfiction children’s books as models, Trait Crate Plus makes teaching writing engaging and relevant through the lessons and activities that inspire complex literacy thinking and learning for every student.