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If you want to take the mystery out of what “good” writing includes, introduce your students to the 6 Traits of Writing. Then help your students remember the traits and what they mean with Smekens Education's original 6-Traits icons. The six visual
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To help students successfully negotiate their way through the writing process, demonstrate how the 6 Traits of Writing fit within each stage (pre-write, draft, revise, edit, and publish). Based on the Common Core requirements for writing, this
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Consider introducing reading comprehension strategies that will allow you to build concepts in reading throughout the year. Reading is an invisible skill. One way to make it more visual and concrete is to use icons and triggers to help students “get
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At the beginning of the year, students aren’t ready to read for long stretches of time. Teachers have to help them build their ability to read independently little by little. Nadine Gilkison, Digital Resource Designer for Smekens Education,
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At the beginning of the year, students aren’t ready to read for long stretches of time. Teachers have to help them build their ability to read independently little by little. Nadine Gilkison, Digital Resource Designer for Smekens Education,
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Utilize WordMarks to help students apply “context clues” when they come across an unfamiliar word in their reading. Provide each student a copy of the WordMark bookmark. While reading, as the student encounters a new word, he jots down the term and
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Picture books are perfect for introducing the 6-Traits to students. But what books are best for each trait? Kristina Smekens created a list of her favorite picture books for each trait for Grades K-1, 2-5, and 6-12. The PDF listing includes hot
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Before students write using punctuation marks purposefully, they need to see the power of them within their reading. Students tend to read right through punctuation marks, never stopping, pausing, or taking a breath. If students don’t adjust their
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Help students understand the meaning behind figurative language—specifically idioms—with a costume party! Begin with explanations of the literal and figurative meaning of idioms. Continue instruction with lessons on author purpose and written
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Help students understand the meaning behind figurative language—specifically idioms—with a costume party! Begin with explanations of the literal and figurative meaning of idioms. Continue instruction with lessons on author purpose and written
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Use Reader Interest Inventories to get to know your students better as readers. Knowing more about what your students like will help you determine what they might like to read. Taking time to do Interest Inventories is an investment that will pay
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Use Reader Interest Inventories to get to know your students better as readers. Knowing more about what your students like will help you determine what they might like to read. Taking time to do Interest Inventories is an investment that will pay
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Use Reader Interest Inventories to get to know your students better as readers. Knowing more about what your students like will help you determine what they might like to read. Taking time to do Interest Inventories is an investment that will pay
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About Our Company

For more than a decade, Smekens Education has been providing professional development to K-12 teachers that focuses on practical ways to achieve best-practice instruction in reading and writing.

The training team at Smekens Education is passionate about delivering instruction that is both dynamic and engaging. Our K-12 literacy consultants use short, high-impact mini-lessons to deliver instruction that is narrow and skill-specific. To make whole-class mini-lessons even more powerful, we encourage teachers to use "trigger objects" such as toys and household items to help convey key points and concepts.

Teachers who participate in professional development led by Smekens Education consistently give rave reviews.

"I always feel so excited and re-energized by Kristina--we call it being 'Smekenized.' Always feel like--well, duh! She makes complex seem simple and manageable. I LOVE reading strategies set up like 6 Traits that has been SO successful for my students!" M. Champion

"Courtney (Gordon) is very energetic, knowledgeable, and is sincerely interested in seeing us succeed! As a new teacher, I can appreciate and am inspired by her enthusiasm!" B. Manis

"Kristi (McCullough's) passion and love of teaching is contagious! You will come away with renewed energy and many strategies you are excited to try out in your own classroom." L. Summers

The literacy consultants from Smekens Education have diverse teaching backgrounds, including classroom experience working with kindergartners, seniors, and every grade in between.

The president and lead consultant for Smekens Education is Kristina Smekens. Kristina is a popular speaker and author who works with K-12 teachers sharing practical strategies for teaching writing, reading comprehension, and vocabulary development. She is a certified 6-Traits trainer and author of several books, including Launching the Writer's Workshop, The Trait Mate; 6-Traits Starter Lessons, and the Writing Parent Pack. Her presentations throughout the Midwest and elsewhere have helped to motivate teachers for more than 10 years.

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