Six Traits of Writing Superheroes
Eighth graders identify the six traits of writing. They use the six traits of writing and their current study of Earth Science to create a superhero story focusing on at least 3 of the 6 traits of writing.
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Introducing the 6 Traits to Students
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...
K - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
501 Writing Prompts
Never again will you need to worry about coming up with a writing prompt! This packet contains, as it says, 501 prompts that are suitable for fourth graders on up. The prompts are paired into four categories (persuasive, expository,...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Portfolio: An Autobiography Assignment
An extensive portfolio project encourages your kids to reflect on their personalities with multiple writing assignments. From activities on extended metaphors to writing about an important day in their lives, kids explore the way they...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction to Writing Traits and Writing Strategies
Intended for an audience of teachers, this presentation lays out the six traits of writing, the writing process, and the teaching process for traits and strategies. If you are trying to understand the writing process more fully, you...
4th - 9th English Language Arts
Moving through a Machine
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...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Puns and Punctuation
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,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher
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.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Six-Trait Writing Lesson Plan: Organization
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...
4th - 8th English Language Arts
Painting Places with Words Using John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men
Useful in an Of Mice and Men unit, or in a unit that focuses on descriptive writing, this instructional activity prompts young authors to impersonate John Steinbeck's writing style in the opening passages of the novel. A Six Trait...
8th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable