Picture books are perfect for introducing the 6-Traits. But what books are best for each trait? Kristina Smekens created a list of her favorite picture books for each trait for primary and upper grades. The PDF listing includes hot links, allowing access to a short summary and item description for each book at the TheLiteracyStore.com. Use the books to introduce the traits and as mentor texts in mini-lessons throughout the year for 6-Trait instruction. FREE on TpT!
This packet includes the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade versions of a complete 6 Traits 4-point rubric that assesses eight Common Core Standards. The 6 traits categories are segmented according to each of the eight standards. An argument writing transition list, self and peer review checklist, 7 different mini checklists that align to each specific trait, and an outline format for a five paragraph argument essay is included.
Trait Trackers: Tracking the 6 Traits in 20 Popular Children's Books This resource consists of 20 bookmark-size cards that help teachers: --Use children’s books to teach the 6 Traits of writing during read alouds. --Develop skill-based mini-lessons using selected children’s books. --Utilize book excerpts that support individual traits.