As a parent or a new teacher, use Basic Writing Skills by
Hochman. Most other methods you mention are "models" and don't
provide really specific examples of how to teach directly.
Also, some assume kids are "natural" writers - most are not!
On 3/23/06, Jay wrote:
> Basic Writing Skills/Lucy Calkins/6 Traits....
> I have recently started reading this chatboard and I have
> come across reference to these methods. I would like to get
> some feedback as to which method is more desirable or easier
> to use. I am a parent of a child in grade 7.