Daily 6-Trait Writing Grade 3
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Help your child develop writing skills using daily lessons that fit into every language arts program. Are you familiar with trait writing? Trait-based writing is an impressive method educators have developed to determine if a child's writing is skilled or not.
The six traits or characteristics that shape quality writing are content; organization; word choice; sentence fluency; voice; and conventions, which include grammar, spelling, and mechanics. It may sound ominous, but Daily 6-Trait Writing has made it effortless.
With 125 dynamic writing lessons, Daily 6-Trait Writing will provide your child practice and instruction concerning all the skills essential to becoming a competent writer. Research proves that a solid understanding of the six traits of writing improves a child's ability to write successfully, and just fifteen minutes or less a day is all it will take. Daily 6-Trait Writing is correlated to state standards for educators, with a dash of fun for our apprentice writers.
Twenty-five weeks of instruction cover the following trait-based writing skills:
Week 1: Choosing a Strong Idea
Week 2: Writing a Topic Sentence
Week 3: Using the 5 Ws to Add Details
Week 4: Adding More Details
Week 5: Sticking to Your Topic
Week 1: Beginning, Middle, and End
Week 2: Putting Things in the Right Order
Week 3: Grouping Together Ideas and Details
Week 4: Grouping by How Things Are Alike or Different
Week 5: Choosing Which Way to Organize Your Writing
Week 1: Choosing Strong Verbs and Adverbs
Week 2: Choosing Colorful Adjectives
Week 3: Telling Exactly Who or What
Week 4: Using Creative Language
Week 5: Getting the Reader's Attention
Week 1: Writing Strong Sentences
Week 2: Revising Run-on Sentences
Week 3: Combining Sentences with "and," "but," and "or"
Week 4: More Ways to Combine Sentences
Week 5: Writing a Smooth Paragraph
Week 1: Examining Different Writing Styles
Week 2: Using Formal and Informal Language
Week 3: Creating a Mood
Week 4: Writing from Different Points of View
Week 5: Developing Your Own Voice
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My daughter didn't love this book series at first, but I absolutely love it. I think it does a great job of addressing the details and different areas of writing that she'll need to know. This year, she's giving me a lot less push back, so I guess she's gotten used to doing it.
My 8 year old struggles with writing. This workbook has been amazing for her. It’s very easy for her to understand and I like how it has instructions/ideas for the lessons prior to starting. This makes it easier for both of us.
This workbook was very helpful for keeping my third grader on track and pace with her writing instruction. It's not what I would call a full writing program. You'll want to supplement with having actual stories written, but these are quick daily lessons that cover the mechanics and style of good writing. Each day comes with an instructional paragraph for the teacher. It's not a blast, but it's efficient and effective. We will continue with this quick and easy program as we move up in the grades.
Work is nicely laid out to practice writing.
This is not our favorite subject, but this is our favorite method we've found to teach these skills. Each skill is broken down into simple, easy to understand and complete steps, making bite-sized, almost painless progress towards becoming a better writer!