Children learn the six traits of great writing along with presentation skills, plus all parts of speech, in 27 songs. The 64-page book includes lyrics to all songs, directions for creating quality student-generated rubrics for grades K-5, and dozens of additional ideas for improving your students' writing skills. You will find that Common Core writing standards become fun and easier for students to master with this resource.
As a pilot assessor in the original Six Traits study, I've used the traits successfully in my classroom for 16 years. The traits give students a common language to use throughout the grade levels. They learn to pinpoint precise ways to improve writing. Whether or not your school has adopted "6 Traits Writing," you will find that these songs and rubrics will enhance any writing program.
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6 Traits Writing CD-Book Set
Below is a list of song titles. I always use simple titles to let you know exactly what you'll be teaching about:
1. Choose a Big Idea
2. Writer's Block
3. Beginnings and Endings
4. Main Idea, Supporting Details, Wrap-Up
5. First, Next, Then, Last
6. Writing with Voice
7. Does the Reader Feel How You Feel?
8. Write about Your Life
9. Who Will Your Character Be?
10. My Writing Flows
11. Colorful Words
12. Check for Proper Conventions
13. A Noun Is a Person, a Place or a Thing
15. Adjectives Are Describing Words
16. An Adverb Describes a Verb
17. Pronouns Take the Place
18. What Is the Function of a Conjunction?
19. What Is the Position of a Preposition?
20. Interjections Show Emotions
21. "An" and "A"
22. Take Pride when You Write
23. Present Your Paper with Confidence
24. Write with Writer Rhino (Fun song for K-2 students)
25. Write a Book (Fun song for K-2 students)
26. Once-Upon-a-Time-Land (Fun song for K-2 students)
27. Classical Music to Promote Writing
Thanks for your interest in my 6 Traits program, and please let me know if you have any questions!
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