This bundle includes 18 lessons plans that teach the six traits of writing (ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, and conventions) and is intended for grades K-5 within narrative writing. These lesson plans were developed as a resource to support teachers in teaching the six traits using the mentor texts and lesson ideas that were expanded upon from the book The Writing Thief, by Ruth Culham, which is a trait-based strategy to assess and teach writing. All ideas and verbiage from The Writing Thief are clearly cited directly back to the book.
Each trait comes with three lesson plans for grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5. The lessons are designed for differentiation so you could use the lessons below, at or above the grade level you teach. You could teach the ‘at grade level’ lesson to your whole group, enrich or accelerate using the ‘above grade level’ lessons in small groups and use the ‘below grade level’ lessons for your struggling readers and writers in small groups as well.
This product includes:
A list of many popular mentor texts
18 lesson plans:
Grades K-1: Ideas-Choosing a Topic
Grades 2-3: Ideas- Getting Focused
Grades 4-5: Ideas- Choosing a Topic
Grades K-1: Organization- Using Sequence and Transition Words
Grades 2-3: Organization: Developing the Body
Grades 4-5: Organization: Endings: Providing a Sense of Closure
Grades K-1: Voice: Connecting To Your Audience
Grades 2-3: Voice: Taking Risks to Create Voice
Grades 4-5: Voice: Conveying The Purpose
Grades K-1: Sentence Fluency: Breaking the “Rules” to Create Fluency
Grades 2-3: Sentence Fluency: Crafting Well Built Sentences
Grades 4-5: Sentence Fluency: Varying Sentence Patterns
Grades K-1: Word Choice: Selecting Striking Words and Phrases
Grades 2-3: Word Choice: Using Strong Verbs
Grades 4-5: Word Choice: Using Specific & Accurate Words
Grades K-1: Conventions: Checking Spelling
Grades 2-3: Conventions: Using Exclamation Marks Correctly
Grades 4-5: Conventions: Using Capitalization Correctly
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