Creating 6-Trait Revisers and Editors for Grade 3: 30 Revision and Editing Lessons

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Vicki Spandel

Creating 6-Trait Revisers and Editors for Grade 3: 30 Revision and Editing Lessons

Challenge students to be daring, creative, and confident revisers with the help of writing expert Vicki Spandel! Basedon its highly successful parent texts, Creating Writers Through 6-Trait Writing and Creating Young Writers, this new grade-level series offers a fresh approach to strengthening revision and editing skills in grades two through eight. Each research-based volume includes a wealth of interactive lessons based on samples of problematic writing that students revise or edit in teams, with a follow-up coaching discussion led by the teacher.

Can you teach third graders to revise? Yes–provided the revision lessons are designed especially for them. The 15 revision lessons and 15 editing lessons stress a process approach that focuses on one kind of problem at a time, making revision a manageable skill for second graders at all ability levels. Clear illustrations and step-by-step instructions for each lesson show teachers precisely what writing skill to focus on–how to introduce it, present it, and reinforce it in future writing.

“As always, Spandel’s style is knowledgeable, personable, and to-the-point. The lessons are outstanding and perfectly on target for third graders. She does an excellent job of speaking to all teachers, from newbie to veteran.”

–Judy Mazur, Buena Vista Elementary, Walnut Creek, California

“This text addresses an important step in writing that has been sorely lacking in current teaching materials. The content and length of each lesson is teacher-and student-friendly [and] my students found the examples to be interesting and enjoyed revising them.”

–Deborah Monroe, Bluffsview Elementary, Columbus, Ohio

Vicki Spandel has worked as a language arts teacher, editor, journalist, technical writer, and award winning video producer. Since her work developing the original, internationally recognized 6-Trait Model for writing assessment and instruction, she has served as scoring director for more than 75 state, county, and district writing assessments. Vicki is a frequent visitor in writing classrooms, providing coaching on writing, revision, and editing. Her books include Creating Writers Through 6-Trait Writing, Creating Young Writers (both Allyn & Bacon); The 9 Rights of Every Writer (Heinemann); and The Write Traits series (Great Source Education Group).

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"As a teacher-leader, I recommend Vicki Spandel's materials to fellow teachers, local, county, and state administrators, college professors, and student teachers. Her books, teaching guides, and podcasts never fail to impress educators from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience. Most importantly, her materials show students of all grade levels how to become stronger authentic writers."

- Barbara Andrews, A.C.Stelle Middle School, Calabasas, CA

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Meet the Author

Vicki Spandel has worked as a language arts teacher, editor, journalist, technical writer, and award winning video producer. In 1984, Vicki coordinated the 17-member teacher team out of Beaverton, Oregon who developed the original, internationally recognized 6-trait model for writing assessment and instruction. Since that time, she has served as scoring director for more than 75 state, county, and district writing assessments, and has developed instructional writing materials for students K through college. She is a frequent visitor in writing classrooms, providing coaching on writing, revision, and editing. Vicki is the author or co-author (with Jeff Hicks) of more than 30 books for teachers and students, including Creating Young Writers, second edition (2008, Allyn and Bacon), The 9 Rights of Every Writer (2005, Heinemann), The Write Traits Classroom Kits, Grades 1 through 8 (Great Source Education Group), Write Traits Advanced, Grades 9 through 12 (Great Source), and most recently, Write Traits Kindergarten: Bringing the Traits to Kinderwriters (2008, Great Source). She lives with her family in the beautiful Three Sisters Wilderness area of Central Oregon.

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