The 6 traits of writing are the foundation on which every student will learn in their education. These circles will provide students with a portable aid to use during the writing process. Each circle asks 3-4 questions that students can use to make sure they are following the 6 +1 traits. The circles cover ideas, organization, sentence fluency, word choice, conventions, voice and presentation.
Picture books are perfect for introducing the 6-Traits. But what books are best for each trait? Kristina Smekens created a list of her favorite picture books for each trait for primary and upper grades. The PDF listing includes hot links, allowing access to a short summary and item description for each book at the TheLiteracyStore.com. Use the books to introduce the traits and as mentor texts in mini-lessons throughout the year for 6-Trait instruction. FREE on TpT!