The Six Traits of Writing (Ruth Culham) are the basis of all good writing, from kindergarten to university. I teach the Six Traits to all my Grade 8s in September using picture books and refer to them with all my classes. They relate to the Ministry of Education criteria for good writing and are also referenced in Damian Cooper’s book, Talk About Assessment. The descriptions on the mini-posters come from a variety of sources.


About phansenvsb

I am passionate about teaching reading and writing to a diverse audience from those experiencing challenges in reading and writing to those who seek deep enrichment in literature and its connections to the world in which it was written and to the present day. I also present workshops on assessment for learning, differentiated instruction, literature circles, disciplinary literacy, and inquiry.
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