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93 resources with the concept six-trait writing

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Shakespeare and Poe Teach Six-Trait Writing

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A Six-Trait Writing instructional activity helps your middle schoolers liven up their word choice and shows them how to evaluate their own writing. Class members take a close look at the language used in poems by Shakespeare, Kipling,...
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With Your Own Two Hands

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Find inspiration for writing poetry by studying Ben Harper's music. Using this Six Traits of Writing lesson, learners develop their ideas and focus on the voice trait of writing. A video lesson is included in the highly engaging lesson.
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Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Use narrative writing techniques to understand idea development and voice. The class reads Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher, and then practices authentic writing for standardized tests by writing a personal narrative.
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Onomatopoeia Adventures

For Teachers K - 2nd
Explore onomatopoeia by listening for sounds as learners walk around the school building, sharing their observations. In this figurative language lesson, they will describe what they heard as the teacher records observations on chart...
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Hoot: Persuasive Writing Assignment

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Can your class convince the townspeople to support the rally in Carl Hiaasen's Hoot? Have your young writers exercise their persuasive writing skills in a lesson that prompts them to write a letter or a speech based on Chapter 18 from...
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Introducing the 6 Traits to Students

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Put together an English language arts unit on the six traits of writing with this helpful collection of resources. From fun songs to differentiated writing exercises reinforcing each of the traits, great ideas are provided for developing...
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Revision Checklist for the Accordion Essay

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Encourage your class to revise their writing and check over their work by requiring them to complete an organization checklist. The checklist, created specifically for a accordion-style essay, asks writers to look over their formatting,...
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Going Back in Time Using “George Washington’s Socks”

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
After reading Elvira Woodruff's George Washington's Socks, young readers and writers embark upon writing their own historically based story, with a focus on developing ideas and details throughout the piece. In small groups, class...
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Fortune Cookies Motivate Writing

For Teachers K - 5th
Fortune cookies are used as motivation for a story. In this creative writing lesson, young writers review the six traits process. They discuss interesting characters, setting, problem and solution in a story. Original stories based on...
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Combining with Participial Phrases

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Combine participial phrases and creative writing with this lesson, which is equally helpful for writing skills and conventions. After a mini-lesson on participial phrases and reading the picture book Dancing in the Wings, pupils use a...
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Puns and Punctuation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Explore the writing traits of word choice and conventions. Middle school writers use this Six-Traits Writing lesson to discuss the writing style of the Tom Swift Adventure Series by Victor Appleton. They examine "Tom Swiftie" puns,...
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One Minute in Time Poems

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Focus on the writing traits of idea development and word choice in this Six-Trait lesson. Young learners examine the figurative language in "10:15 on Saturday Night” by the Cure, and write their own free verse poetry inspired by the...
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You're on a Gigantic Roll

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Hone in on word choice and idea development. In this Six Traits of Writing lesson plan, elementary schoolers listen to and discuss the writing style of James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. They emulate the story by composing a...
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Emotions and Colorful Days

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Is today a blue day? Use Dr. Seuss’s My Many Colored Days to excite your young poets. After reading Seuss’s book, brainstorm with the class colors they associate with days of the week. Pupils use these ideas to craft a three-stanza,...
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Episodic Narrative Writing

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Explore the writing traits of organization and idea development. In this 6-Traits of Writing lesson plan, writers listen to and discuss the writing style of Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff. Then they plan a thematically...
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Hubris at the Bat

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Work on the writing traits of organization and idea development in this Six-Trait Writing lesson plan. Middle schoolers listen to and discuss the writing style of "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, and write a parody of the...
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So Much Depends Upon...Sixteen-Word Imagery Poems Inspired by Love that Dog by Sharon Creech

For Teachers 6th - 7th
After reading Love That Dog by Sharon Creech (and possibly shedding a few tears), middle schoolers work on their own sixteen-word poems with a Six Trait writing activity. They focus on word choice in this activity to capture an...
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Moving through a Machine

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Explore organization and sentence fluency in this Six-Traits lesson. After reading chapter three of Robert McCloskey's Homer Price, young writers work together to construct a paragraph inspired by the donut-making machine that is...
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Six-Trait Writing Lesson Plan: Organization

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Having a firm grasp on organization can help young authors write with purpose. Using this resource, they list the components of a narrative which include an introduction, body, and strong conclusion. They discuss how to implement these...
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Instead of Said: Dialogue Adventures

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore the traits of writing conventions and word choice. Your fourth, fifth, and sixth graders will create a class list of multiple synonyms for the word said, and then examine punctuation used when writing dialogue. Use the book Good...
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The 6th Dimension

For Teachers 4th - 6th
What are the six traits of writing anyway? Young writers focus on ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions to assess additions to their writing portfolio. They will create and add to a writing portfolio...
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Four Metaphor Poetry

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Explore the writing traits of word choice and idea development with your class. For this Six Traits of Writing lesson plan, elementary learners listen to and discuss the writing style of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox. They...
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Boogie Woogie with a B: Using Alliteration while Exploring Patriotic Tunes

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Are you looking for a way to bring writing into your history lesson plan - or history into your writing lesson plan? This cross-curricular activity is helpful and fun, no matter what class you're teaching! Using "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"...
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Memoir Writing Based on Jerry Spinelli's Milkweed

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Using chapter 1 of Jerry Spinelli's Milkweed, middle schoolers write a personal memoir based on Spinelli's style and a Six Trait writing activity. The lesson suggests several ways to activate prior knowledge, including a picture book and...