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Structure of Writer’s Workshop

Writers Workshop Framework

The Writers Workshop Mini-Lesson Template


Writing Common Core State Standards

Writing Anchor Standards




Article: A Guide to Teaching Nonfiction Writing

The Writing Process

Putting it All Together: The 6 Traits of Effective Writing

Article: Trait Definitions



As a 6 Trait resource, our district has purchased Ruth Culham’s 6+1 Traits of Writing: the Complete Guide for the Primary Grades and 6+ 1 Traits of Writing: the Complete Guide Grades 3 and Up.  These resources provide background information and teaching suggestions for each trait.  The documents below contain mini-lesson topics related to each trait and references the pages in Ruth Culham’s books for your instructional use.

6 Trait Mini-Lessons – Ideas

6 Trait Mini-Lessons – Organization

6 Trait Mini-Lessons – Voice

6 Trait Mini-Lessons – Word Choice

6 Trait Mini-Lessons – Sentence Fluency

6 Trait Mini-Lessons – Conventions

Conferring During Writer’s Workshop

Article: An Overview of Conferring