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Teaching writing just got easier and more effective because of these sturdy "crates." In them, teachers will find everything they need to help students use the six traits-ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions-improve their writing. Each crate contains an array of materials designed to engage students and enrich their writing experiences, including: - 6 high-interest picture books hand selected for each trait- 6 teaching guides filled with step-by-step lessons, graphic organizers, a scoring guide, and extension activities- Sing-Along Trait Songs, a music CD containing lively, trait-specific songs to share with your students. Includes a "bonus track" on presentation.- 6 full-color 17" x 22" posters contain lyrics to the songs on the CD- Color-coded stickers for organizing classroom libraries and teaching materials-U sing Picture Books to Teach Writing With the Traits: K-2, 112-page resource containing 18 step-by-step lessons and 150 annotationsof new and classic books, organized by traitWhat's more, each crate comes with hanging folders--one for each trait--for easy, expandable storage for years to come.First Grade Picture BooksIdeas: When I Am Old With YouOrganization: Red-Eyed Tree FrogVoice: Dog BreathWord Choice: A Grand Old TreeSentence Fluency: Whales PassingConventions: Where Are You Going? For use with Grade 1.
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Ruth Culham, Ed.D., a pioneering researcher of the 6+1 Trait MODEL, is president of Culham Writing Company, which offers first-class workshops designed to help beginning and experienced teachers implement the model in K-12 classrooms. Prior to founding her company, Ruth was assessment program unit manager at Northwest Regional Education Laboratory and English Teacher of the Year in Montana, a highlight of her 19-year teaching career.

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