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Daily 6-Trait Writing Grade 8
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Daily 6-Trait Writing Grade 8
Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
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Scaffolded, explicit instruction improves your 8th graders’ writing! The 25 weekly units provide trait-based writing practice, covering the essential traits of strong writing: ideas, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, voice, & conventions.
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Common Core Top Pick for Language and Writing


  • Language and Conventions


  • Production and Distribution of Writing
  • Range of Writing

View all Common Core Top Picks for Language and Writing

Each teacher resource book contains creative ideas and materials to enhance teaching. From classroom décor to thematic units to free-time activities, teacher resource books provide materials that you can use in your classroom.

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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Why does this cost more through Educents which is supposed to be a reduced price site, than from the Evan Moor site directly? It's only 7.99 on Evan Moor compared to 29.00 here. Why the price difference?

Asked on July 17th, 2016

Thank you for your question. The difference is the book available through EduCents is the Teachers Edition which is reproducible, and the version that is $7.99 on the Evan-Moor Website is only the Student Workbook, which is not reproducible. Two different products and product numbers. The Student Workbooks are only available directly through the Evan-Moor Website.

Answered by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers on July 20th, 2016

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Since 1979, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers has provided educators with practical, creative, and engaging PreK–8 materials to support and enrich the core curriculum.

We strive to produce educational materials that are aligned with current standards and best educational practices—and with student interests and motivations. We pride ourselves on our ability to create products that not only build and reinforce basic and complex skills, but that develop a curiosity about the subjects in which those skills are taught.


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