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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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Language and Conventions
Production and Distribution of Writing
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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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Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
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.
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