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
Made In: USA
Great option for us! Between his geography writing, spelling you see, literature and Language arts he feels some days like all he does is write so he is happy to see this book! It's nice how the week builds to an inevitable writing prompt where he can apply the weeks information.
These are definitely not our favorite for my 9 years young daughter. First the answers are in flip view. Second there just not that interesting to her.
My son doesn't love this curriculum, but I like the writing prompts that get us started with a paragraph. I use other writing curriculum to supplement, including IEW and Jump In. This curriculum is ok, but I don't feel as though it's complete for a third grader.
It’s very short lessons and just solidifies overall what he’s been learning. So, it seems like busy work, but he is still learning from it.
After 6 weeks we are abandoning this text. The only thing I do like about it is it only takes 5-10 minutes. The teacher directions are vague, the lessons are shallow. I don’t believe kids should be writing “creatively” before they learn the basics of writing. Those are 2 different skills and should not be taught simultaneously. I prefer the method of deconstructing a work and putting it back together in your own words as Benjamin Franklin taught himself to write well. Then you can move on to writing creatively.