Daily 6-Trait Writing, Grade 8 - Student Workbook (5-pack) EMC 6688

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EMC Number: 6688

Page Count: 128

EAN: 9781609638863

Get 5 additional student editions in this pack. The student editions do not contain answer keys.

Daily 6-Trait Writing gives your eighth graders scaffolded, focused writing practice. Each of the 25 weekly units provides trait-based writing practice in concise activities that cover the essential traits of strong writing: ideas, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, voice, and conventions. The weekly units present a writing skill on Day 1, and writing activities progress in difficulty until students apply what they’ve learned to a writing prompt on Day 5. Daily 6-Trait Writing is easy to use and offers you the flexibility to teach weekly units in consecutive order or to pick and choose lessons to meet student needs.
25 weeks of instruction cover the following trait-based writing skills:
Unit 1: Ideas
Week 1:             Focusing Your Topic
Week 2:             Supporting the Main Idea
Week 3:             Developing Story Elements
Week 4:             Maintaining Your Focus
Week 5:             Writing from Experience
Unit 2: Organization
Week 1:             Organizing Information Logically
Week 2:             Connecting Details
Week 3:             Deciding on the Organization
Week 4:             Writing an Effective Introduction
Week 5:             Writing Effective Conclusions
Unit 3: Word Choice
Week 1:             Communicating Clearly
Week 2:             Writing About Action
Week 3:             Using Figurative Language
Week 4:             Avoiding Overused Language
Week 5:             Writing for the Topic and the Audience
Unit 4: Sentence Fluency
Week 1:             Creating a Purposeful Rhythm
Week 2:             Varying Sentence Structure and Length
Week 3:             Fluency in Poetry
Week 4:             Using Quotations
Week 5:             Writing a Smooth Paragraph
Unit 5: Voice
Week 1:             Using Your Own Voice
Week 2:             Writing from Different Points of View
Week 3:             Making a Story Engaging
Week 4:             Using the Right Voice for the Purpose
Week 5:             Connecting with Your Readers

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