Daily 6-Trait Writing Grade 4
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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 and Supporting Details
Week 3: Developing Character, Setting, and Plot Ideas
Week 4: Elaborating on Ideas and Details
Week 5: Keeping Your Focus
Week 1: Sequencing
Week 2: Grouping Together Ideas and Details
Week 3: Describing Things by Position
Week 4: Grouping by How Things Are Alike or Different
Week 5: Choosing Which Way to Organize Your Writing
Week 1: Writing About Action
Week 2: Using Descriptive Language
Week 3: Using Figurative Language
Week 4: Choosing Words for Your Audience
Week 5: Getting the Reader's Attention
Week 1: Revising Run-on Sentences
Week 2: Combining Sentences with Conjunctions
Week 3: More Ways to Combine Sentences
Week 4: Beginning Sentences in Different Ways
Week 5: Writing a Smooth Paragraph
Week 1: Examining Different Writing Styles
Week 2: Choosing a Voice to Match Your Purpose
Week 3: Writing from Different Points of View
Week 4: Using Voice in Poetry
Week 5: Developing Your Own Voice
Number of Pages: 160
Publisher: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Made In: USA
Has basic grammar, sentence structure and paragraph writing practice.
It’s nothing fancy, but it definitely helps with writing practice.
This has been the framework for our writing curriculum this year. We learn the components of writing and then apply it to short response questions or essays that we write in Mosdos curriculum.
I like how these are laid out and how they are supposed to be short lessons. My son struggles with writing (suspected dysgraphia) and it's a little hard for him to complete, but that just means we spread it out over more days.
These lessons are well laid out and don't take much time to complete. A little bit every day builds your student's writing proficiency in a natural way. The book includes instruction for the teacher to give the child.