Using Benchmark Papers to Teach Writing With the Traits: Middle School: Student Writing Samples With Scores and Explanations, Model Lessons, and Interactive Whiteboard Activities for Teaching Revision and Editing Skills

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Trait expert Ruth Culham has created a diverse set of papers grades K–2, assessed and annotated them, and designed an interactive whiteboard CD of exemplars so teachers and students can use them as the focus of trait-based writing instruction. The papers are highlighted by key quality for each trait, making it easy for writers to see what works and what doesn't by simply pressing the color-coded buttons at the bottom of each projected paper on the white board. Can be used with overhead projectors as well. For use...

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Overview

Trait expert Ruth Culham has created a diverse set of papers grades K–2, assessed and annotated them, and designed an interactive whiteboard CD of exemplars so teachers and students can use them as the focus of trait-based writing instruction. The papers are highlighted by key quality for each trait, making it easy for writers to see what works and what doesn't by simply pressing the color-coded buttons at the bottom of each projected paper on the white board. Can be used with overhead projectors as well. For use with Grades 6–8.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545138406
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 691,268
  • Age range: 11 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet 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.

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