The 6+1 Traits Writing online tools have been redone and enhanced. NWREL (Northwest Educational Regional Laboratory) provides examples of student writing sets of scores to help teachers use the 6+1 Trait scoring guide. The Practice Scoring tool has been updated with new essays and an interactive format to help teachers and their students learn how to assess the specific scoring traits of ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. Teachers can now access prompts and rubrics for writing, reading, and oral communication as well as research about teaching these areas.
Keep in mind Heartland has books in its children’s and young adult library identified to help teach the 6 Traits of Writing. Click the following for a minicatalog: