Creating Young Writers: Using the Six Traits to Enrich Writing Process in Primary Classrooms / Edition 2

Creating Young Writers: Using the Six Traits to Enrich Writing Process in Primary Classrooms / Edition 2

by Vicki Spandel, Barry Lane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205537022

ISBN-13: 9780205537020

Pub. Date: 07/06/2007

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Build young writers’ competence and confidence with Vicki Spandel’s 6-Trait approach!

“[A]n essential read for primary writing teachers everywhere!”

—Wendy Ellis, Literacy Specialist, Arkansas State Department of Education

Creating Young Writers is now packed with more activities, more

Overview

Build young writers’ competence and confidence with Vicki Spandel’s 6-Trait approach!

“[A]n essential read for primary writing teachers everywhere!”

—Wendy Ellis, Literacy Specialist, Arkansas State Department of Education

Creating Young Writers is now packed with more activities, more strategies, more lesson plans, and a goldmine of resources that every new or veteran educator should have! Vicki Spandel’s exploration of her powerful 6-trait approach will guide teachers in planning a successful elementary writing program that will help build strong writers from the very beginning!

The treasured resource for fostering early writing skills just got better!

  • Highlights more recommended books to use as mentor resources for every trait –including conventions!
  • Expands teachers’ understanding of how to respond positively to every writer’s work.
  • Encourages teachers who have not tried modeling with their students to do so with confidence.
  • Offers positive assessment options for virtually ANY writer with revised continuums that focus on what beginning writers CAN do.
  • Includes a study guide-oriented collection of discussion questions and challenging activities, perfect for a study group!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205537020
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
07/06/2007
Series:
Creating 6-Trait Revisers and Editors Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.78(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Coming Face to Face with the Six Traits

Where Do the Six Traits Come From?

Creating a Vision of Success

It’s All About Language

The Six “Keys to Good Writing”

Ideas: The Message

Organization: Design

Voice: Fingerprints on the Page

Word Choice: Phrasing

Sentence Fluency: Rhythm and Flow

Conventions and Presentation: Preparing to Publish

Where Should I Begin?

CHAPTER 1 IN A NUTSHELL

STUDY GROUP: INTERACTIVE QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Coming Up

Setting the Stage

What does writing workshop look like?

In Judy’s Writing Workshop

Focus on Student Writers

Opening Lessons

C onferences

Sharing

It must be working

Connecting Traits to Writing Process

Planning

D rafting

Conferences

Sharing

Revising

Revising a Sketch

Revision Strategies for Young Writers

Editing

Publishing

Speed Week

Three Published Examples

CHAPTER 2 IN A NUTSHELL

STUDY GROUP: INTERACTIVE QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Coming Up

Tracking Down Ideas

Teaching Ourselves First

Teacher 6-Point Writing Guide

Primary Writing Guide

3 Parts to a Writing Guide Continuums: Another Way to View Writing

The Importance of Art

What to Look for–and What to Say

Looking Inside Writing

CHAPTER 3 IN A NUTSHELL

STUDY GROUP: INTERACTIVE QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Coming Up

Teaching Ideas within Writing Process

When do I teach the traits? How much time do I spend?

Which trait do I teach first?

5 Ways to Teach IDEAS

Teaching IDEAS Conceptually

Ideas as Imagination and Observation 87 n Ideas as Pictures in the Mind

Ideas as Messages

Ideas as “Something to Write About”

Lessons & Strategies for Teaching IDEAS

Modeling Suggestions for the Trait of IDEAS

Some of the Best Books Around for Teaching IDEAS

CHAPTER 4 IN A NUTSHELL

STUDY GROUP: INTERACTIVE QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Coming Up

Spotting Organization

Teaching Ourselves First

T eacher 6-Point Writing Guide for Organization

Primary Writing Guide for Organization

Continuum for Organization

What to Look for–and What to Say

Looking Inside Writing

CHAPTER 5 IN A NUTSHELL

STUDY GROUP: INTERACTIVE QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Coming Up

Teaching Organization within Writing Process

Why teach organization as the second trait?

5 Ways to Teach ORGANIZATION

Teaching ORGANIZATION Conceptually

Organization as Order

Organization as Grouping

Organization as Planning

Organization as Sculpting

Lessons & Strategies for Teaching ORGANIZATION

Modeling Suggestions for the Trait of ORGANIZATION

Some of the Best Books Around for Teaching ORGANIZATION

CHAPTER 6 IN A NUTSHELL

STUDY GROUP: INTERACTIVE QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Coming Up

on the Hunt for Voice

Teaching Ourselves First

Teacher 6-Point Writing Guide for Voice

Primary Writing Guide for Voice

Continuum for Voice

What to Look for–and What to Say

Looking Inside Writing

CHAPTER 7 IN A NUTSHELL

STUDY GROUP: INTERACTIVE QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Coming Up

Teaching Voice within Writing Process

Why voice matters

5 Ways to Teach VOICE

Teaching VOICE Conceptually

Voice as Metaphor

Voice as Individuality

Voice as Art

Voice as Mood

Lessons & Strategies for Teaching VOICE Modeling Suggestions for the Trait of VOICE

Some of the Best Books Around for Teaching VOICE

CHAPTER 8 IN A NUTSHELL STUDY GROUP: INTERACTIVE QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES Coming Up in Search of Word Choice

Teaching Ourselves First

Teacher 6-Point Writing Guide for Word Choice

Primary Writing Guide for Word Choice

Continuum for Word Choice

What to Look for–and What to Say

Looking Inside Writing

CHAPTER 9 IN A NUTSHELL STUDY GROUP: INTERACTIVE QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Coming Up

Teaching Word Choice within Writing Process

What are we teaching when we teach word choice?

5 Ways to Teach WORD CHOICE

Teaching WORD CHOICE Conceptually

Word Choice as Meaning

Word Choice as Weight

Word Choice as The Target

Lessons & Strategies for Teaching WORD CHOICE

Modeling Suggestions for the Trait of WORD CHOICE

Some of the Best Books Around for Teaching WORD CHOICE

CHAPTER 10 IN A NUTSHELL

STUDY GROUP: INTERACTIVE QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Coming Up

stalking Sentence Fluency

Teaching Ourselves First

Teacher 6-Point Writing Guide for Sentence Fluency

Primary Writing Guide for Sentence Fluency

Continuum for Sentence Fluency

What to Look for–and What to Say

Looking Inside Writing

CHAPTER 11 IN A NUTSHELL

STUDY GROUP: INTERACTIVE QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Coming Up

Teaching Sentence Fluency within Writing Process

What are we teaching?

5 Ways to Teach SENTENCE FLUENCY

Teaching SENTENCE FLUENCY Conceptually

Fluency as Dance and Rhythm

Fluency as Personal Poetry

Fluency as “Come Alive” Poetry

Lessons & Strategies for Teaching SENTENCE FLUENCY

Modeling Suggestions for the Trait of SENTENCE FLUENCY

Some of the Best Books Around for Teaching SENTENCE

FLUENCY

CHAPTER 12 IN A NUTSHELL

STUDY GROUP: INTERACTIVE QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Coming Up

Celebrating Conventions & Presentation

Teaching Ourselves First

Teacher 6-Point Writing Guide for Conventions & Presentation

Primary Writing Guide for Conventions & Presentation

Continuum for Conventions & Presentation

What to Look for–and What to Say

Looking Inside Writing

CHAPTER 13 IN A NUTSHELL

STUDY GROUP: INTERACTIVE QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Coming Up

Teaching Conventions & Presentation within Writing Process

What are we teaching?

5 Ways to Teach CONVENTIONS & PRESENTATION

Teaching CONVENTIONS & PRESENTATION Conceptually

Conventions as Customs

Conventions as Courtesy

Presentation as Packaging and Design

Lessons & Strategies for Teaching CONVENTIONS &

PRESENTATION

Modeling Suggestions for the Trait of CONVENTIONS &

PRESENTATION

Some of the Best Books Around for Teaching CONVENTIONS &

PRESENTATION

CHAPTER 14 IN A NUTSHELL

STUDY GROUP: INTERACTIVE QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Coming Up

assessing Young Writers Well

Three Levels of Assessment

Level 3: Large-Scale Formal Assessment

Level 2: Classroom Assessment

Level 1: Personal Assessment

Making Assessment All It Can Be

At the Large-Scale Level

Making Assessment All It Can Be

At the Classroom Level

The Dreaded Grades

Final Thoughts
CHAPTER 15 IN A NUTSHELL STUDY GROUP: INTERACTIVE QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES SOURCES CITED

Appendix Connection Between College- and Career-Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing and the Six Traits of Writing

Index

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