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I used 6 trait but if you need specific lessons to improve writing, I love Basic Writing Skills by Dr. Judith Hochman.The lessons can link to any content area and grade. She trains all over the country. Once you use this, it is hard to go to other models because the results from the kids is amazing. NP
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  • Jay /blockquote> 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 us...See More
    Mar 23, 2006
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  • Experienced Teacher /blockquote> 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 "nat...See More
    Apr 1, 2006
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  • Jay /blockquote> I have taken a look at the BWS site and I shall have to order the manual since this seems to be "all the talk" on this chatboard of late! Shall share my comments once I receive it. Thanks.On 4/01/06, Experienced Teacher w...See More
    Apr 2, 2006
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  • Betty R. /blockquote> Jay,I just bought this book because so many of my colleagues use the sentence and outline strategies in their mini lessons. Although, really it is a stand alone program. I guess they have to work within their mandated curriculum. I...See More
    Apr 8, 2006
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  • Anne Levin-Nussbaum /blockquote> My son's teacher has agreed to use this program with my son and I volunteered to get her the materials. My son is very bright but is having trouble with written expression. He qualifies for a school pull-out program (SETTS) ...See More
    Apr 12, 2006
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