View Sample Pages In this amazing kit, writing expert Ruth Culham gives you grade-perfect mentor texts with in-depth lessons to help you teach the traits of writing—ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. The eighth-grade version includes: • 6 mentor texts: The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Dinkins by Barbara Kerley; The Black Diamond by Patricia C. and Fredrick McKissack; Samir and Yonatan by Daniella Carmi; Do You Read Me? by Diane Webber; The Iceberg Hermit by Arthur Roth; Wings by Christopher Myers • 6 16-page teaching guides, each with four model lessons, student reproducibles, a scoring rubric, and extension activities • A CD with mentor-text passages, whiteboard activities, and student reproducibles • 6 teaching posters perfect for middle school
Add to this Culham's best-selling professional book, Using Mentor to Teach Writing With the Traits, and color-coded stickers, and you’ve got a complete resource for teaching with the traits. Best of all, these materials are organized in a sturdy box with hanging folders—one for each trait—for easy, expandable storage that will accommodate trait-based lesson materials for years to come.
Includes: • 6 trade books • 6 teaching guides • CD • professional book, posters, stickers, file folders