Up for consideration: Writing Activities with 6 Traits of Writing Posters
This resource includes:
• 3 sets of paired text (literary and informational)
• 9 writing prompts: narrative, expository, and argument
• 6 Traits of Writing posters
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This product is Common Core aligned and focuses on reading and writing activities for grades 4 – 6. Students read a literary and informational paired set of passages and write a narrative, expository, and/or argumentative essay. Each written response requires them to cite textual evidence from the text. Each writing prompt focuses on the topics of the paired text.
1. Use the texts and writing prompts as a diagnostic to determine each students level of writing for a genre of writing.
2. Use the texts and writing prompts in a guided literacy station to scaffold students’ writing skills.
3. Use the texts and writing prompts as a guide for students to analyze writing prompts to determine what the task is asking them to write.
4. Use the texts and writing prompts in a writing station. Students can self-correct using the 6 Traits of Writing posters or students can use the 6 Traits of Writing Expandable Bookmarks.
This Reading and Writing Resource is aligned with the following Common Core Standards for 4th - 6th grade Language Arts:
Reading Literature (RL):
RL.1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RL.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
RL.3 Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
RL.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
RL.5 Compare the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
RL.6 Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created using dramatic irony) creates such effects as suspense or humor.
Reading Information (RI):
RI.1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RI.2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.
RI.3 Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories)
RI.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
RI.5 Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of sentences in developing and refining a key concept.
RI.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.
Check out my other related Language Arts Resources:
Citing Text Evidence and Inferences
Reading Strategies Bookmarks
Reading and Writing Activities with 6 Traits Posters (Light the Way!)
Reading And Writing Activities with 6 Traits Posters (Camping)
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